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Measles outbreak: Four new cases confirmed as Melbourne outbreak worsens

October 2, 2017
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Four new cases of measles have been confirmed in Melbourne with eight of the eleven cases identified in the past fortnight linked to a Docklands office building.
The Victorian Health Department said the cases were linked to the Collins Square building in Collins Street, Docklands, that houses commercial offices and a retail space.
Chief Health Officer, Charles Guest, said people who work in the area need to be aware of the symptoms of measles, including a runny nose, red eyes and a cough, followed by a fever and a rash.

Other cases have been linked to the AFL preliminary final at the MCG last weekend, Melbourne train stations and Melbourne Airport.
Measles has an incubation period of between seven and 18 days so those who were exposed might not develop symptoms until mid-October.

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Published by: The Age, 1/10/2017