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FAQ

Is measles contagious?

Page last updated 19 January 2022

Yes. Measles is highly contagious – so much so, that around 90% of non-immune people who are exposed to the measles virus are thought to become infected. Once exposed, symptoms occur around 10-14 days later.

Sources & Citations

8. National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance. Measles vaccines for Australians. Available at: http://ncirs.org.au/sites/default/files/2019-07/Measles%20vaccines%20for%20Australians%20fact%20sheet_July%202019.pdf (accessed December 2021).

 

MAT-AU-2102479  Date of preparation January 2022

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