Measles Public Health Alert
- A new case of measles has been identified in a returned overseas traveller.
- The individual is considered to have been infectious while at a premises (Woolworths Melbourne Square [Southbank], Shop 1/10 Hoff Bvd, Southbank VIC 3006) on 20 September 2023 between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.
- People who attended the listed exposure site during the specified date and time are advised to monitor for symptoms of measles, including fever, cough, runny nose, red and swollen eyes, and rash. Symptoms can develop 7 to 18 days after exposure.
- Anyone who develops symptoms of measles should seek medical care. Wear a mask and call ahead to make sure you can be isolated from others.
- Anyone planning overseas travel should ensure they have received vaccinations appropriate for travel.
Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that can lead to serious complications like pneumonia and encephalitis.
Unvaccinated individuals or those without the history of measles, those with weakened immune systems like young children and pregnant women are more susceptible to severe illness.
Get vaccinated today! Two doses of measles containing vaccine provide long-term protection in 99% of vaccinated individuals.
For more information, head to www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/measles