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Northern Territory facing measles outbreak as US and Philippines battle deadly disease’ revival

The Northern Territory is taking measures to try to stop the spread of measles in the capital, Darwin, as outbreaks of the disease widen worldwide.

Health authorities in the NT are lowering the age of vaccination for babies to just nine months - a measure more typical in developing countries.

Among a long list of countries struggling with the disease, the Philippines has seen a 266 per cent increase in cases so far this year. HEAR ABC News interview with Raina Macintyre

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