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There have been more measles cases so far this year than in the whole of 2017 with the Australian government urging people to be aware of the symptoms of the infectious disease.
As of April 5 this year there had been 83 measles cases compared with 103 for the whole of 2018 and 81 for the whole of 2017.
Health Minister Greg Hunt said 95 per cent of the community needed to be vaccinated to achieve immunity and prevent the spread of the disease.
The Coffs Coast Advocate said: “It comes as NSW Health issued a fresh measles alert on Sunday after two unvaccinated Australians caught the disease while travelling in Asia.”