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Tasmanians urged to be alert for measles

May 16, 2016
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The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a warning for measles after an international travelled returned to the state with measles.

Acting Director of Public Health Dr Mark Veitch said Tasmanian residents and visitors may have been exposed to measles in the following settings:

· Thai Airways flight TG 465, Bangkok-Melbourne, arriving early afternoon on 30 April

· Melbourne airport on the afternoon of 30 April

· Jetstar flight JQ 739 Melbourne-Launceston, arriving 5:40 pm on 30 April

· Launceston General Hospital Emergency Department, 6 pm Monday 2 May to 7 pm Tuesday 3 May.

Only people who are not immune to measles can catch measles

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Published by: The Advocate, 14/05/2016