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Measles Alert

January 23, 2017
Immunisation

Status: Active
Health alert: 170001
Date Issued: 17 Jan 2017
Issued by: Professor Charles Guest, Chief Health Officer
Issued to: General Practitioners and Hospital Emergency Department

What is the issue?

Two individuals confirmed to have measles have spent significant time in the following places while infectious.

January 04 2017 – Air Asia D7214 Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne (Tullamarine)
January 05 2017 – Melbourne Tullamarine Airport
January 08 2017 – Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, Fountain Gate Village Cinema
January 12-14 2017 – Angliss Hospital.
The illness was acquired overseas.

Anyone who presents with signs and symptoms compatible with measles should be tested and notified to the Department. There should be an especially high index of suspicion if they have attended any of the areas stated above and are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated for measles.

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