News Measles was eliminated in Australia five years ago, but new cases are streaming in from overseas. Dr Jon Adams was only able to confirm measles when his patient’s flu swab came back negative and he presented with a rash It was late Friday afternoon a few weeks ago when a young man walked into Dr Jon Adams’ consulting room at the Northern Beaches Medical Centre in Sydney. He had been in before with bad flu-like symptoms. The flu swab came back negative. This time, the young man came back complaining that he had woken up with a rash and conjunctivitis. ‘As soon as I saw that, I knew straight away it was more serious,’ Dr Adams told newsGP . The rash was the tell-tale sign of measles, one of the most contagious viruses known to humans. A single person with measles can infect 12–18 others in an unvaccinated […]