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Commun Dis Intell. 2001 Jan;25(1):12.

Measles outbreak among young adults in Victoria.

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  • 1Communicable Diseases Section, Public Health Division, Department of Human Services, 17/120 Spencer Street, Melboume, Victoria, Australia 3000.


An outbreak of laboratory confirmed measles involving 30 young adults and an infant is reported. Of the young adult cases, 17 (57%) were hospitalised. After a trip to India, the primary case returned to Sydney early in January 2001 and then visited Melbourne infecting several individuals. Secondary spread appears to have occurred at a nightclub. On the basis of RNA typing the measles strain involved is of genotype 'D'.

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