Measles is a highly contagious illness that is caused by the morbillivirus. Measles is often severe and may lead to serious complications.
In the past, measles was a very common childhood illness, but it is now rare in Australia becuase of immunisation.
For general information on Measles see the factsheet below
Measles - Normal Human Immunoglobulin (NHIG)
Normal human immunoglobulin (NHIG) is antibodies purified from blood donors. NHIG contains antibodies that can provide protection against infectious diseases such as Measles. NHIG contains a sufficiently high concentration of antibody against measles to be able to prevent or ameliorate infection in susceptible individuals.
Measles: Information for Contacts
Measles contacts are people who shared the same air as someone while they were infectious with measles (for example, being in the same room as someone with measles). If the infection is transferred and takes hold in contacts, these people go on to develop measles symptoms in 7 to 18 days after sharing the same air.
The following fact sheet provides information to people who have been given treatment to prevent measles.
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