New measles communication materials

14 October 2019

The Australian Government has commissioned the Australian Academy of Science to develop a suite of educational and promotional materials to raise awareness about measles, with a particular focus on those most at risk of the disease, such as travellers or those born during or from 1966.

While Australia is verified as having eliminated endemic transmission of measles, the global surge in measles cases internationally has led to increases in cases in Australia. There have been 196notifications of measles in Australia so far in 2019 reported to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

Educational videos

Educational videos for health professionals, the community and travellers as well as support articles have been developed and are available on the Academy of Science website.

Further information: