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Measles contagious on planes, study shows

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Measles can be spread on planes in rows far beyond infected passengers, a Australian study showed, raising questions over control guidelines for the disease. 

This file photo shows a passenger being vaccinated against measles at Benito Juarez International Airport, in Mexico City, on July 22, 2011. Measles can be spread on planes in rows far beyond infected passengers, a Australian study showed, raising questions over current control guidelines for the disease.

Australian policy, which is similar to that of the United States and Europe, calls for travellers seated in the same row, and in two rows in front of and two rows behind the patient, to be contacted.

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