Rates of measles have been rising around the world. There were 127 cases in the United Kingdom in January 2024, leading the UK Health Security Agency to declare a National Incident. 

In Australia, there were 5 confirmed measles cases in January 2024. This includes 3 in Victoria, 1 in ACT and 1 in Queensland.  

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a 30-fold increase in measles cases across Europe from 2022 to 2023. 

These data remind us of the importance of achieving and maintaining over 95% coverage with 2 doses of measles-containing vaccine.