Measles …………Don’t assume you are immune

Causes of measles
Measles is most commonly spread when someone swallows or inhales the cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person. The measles virus is carried inside mucus or saliva droplets and remains alive for several hours.

Measles is very contagious. Estimates suggest that a person with measles will infect about nine in every 10 people they have contact with who have not been immunised or previously infected with measles

All people born during or since 1966, without evidence of two documented doses of valid MMR vaccine or without a blood test showing evidence of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella, are eligible for one or two doses of MMR vaccine. If you have not received the vaccine, ask your doctor about catch-up doses