Measles Alert For Central and Inner-City Melbourne, Number 19 Tram

It's believed to be an isolated case.

Measles Alert For Central and Inner-City Melbourne, Number 19 Tram

A warning's been issued for Central and Inner-City Melbourne after a woman infected with measles went shopping at several major retail outlets.

On Wednesday November 29 she travelled on the number 19 tram to Bourke Street Mall, Myer, David Jones and H&M Bourke Street

On Thursday November 30 she visited Cotton-On at DFO Southern Cross, as well as Barkly Square Brunswick: Woolworths and Coles.

She's now recovering in hospital and the Department of Health believes the case was isolated. 

The highly infectious disease may appear up to 18 days later, meaning anyone in the area may develop symptoms up to December 18. 

They include fever, general discomfort, runny nose, dry cough, sore and red eyes, red and bluish spots inside the mouth; and red and blotchy skin that appears first on the face and hairline and then spreads to the body.

Anyone who presents with signs and symptoms compatible with measles should be tested and immediately notified to the department on 1300 651 160. Do not wait for test results before notifying. 

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