Measles Warning Issued For Perth

Two cases confirmed

21 March 2018

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A measles warning has been issued by WA's health department following two confirmed diagnoses in adults holidaying overseas.

The alert covers areas around Bentley and Royal Perth Hospitals and Perth Airport.

The two adults were infected separately while overseas, with one in Bali and another in one of thee Southeast Asian countries.

These cases may have been infectious to others at Perth international airport, a GP surgery, Royal Perth Hospital and Bentley Hospital B Block. See below for a detailed timeline.

Health authorities have been trying to get in touch with potentially exposed individuals.

"Measles is contagious for about four days before and after the development of the rash. Children and adults who have been unwittingly exposed are at risk of developing measles if they are not immune," WA Health Medical Epidemiologist Dr Gary Dowse said.

"A person is considered immune to measles if they have previously received two doses of a measles vaccine or were born before 1966.

"Anyone who thinks they are infected should call ahead and mention their possible contact with measles so they can be isolated when they arrive at the GP surgery or Emergency Department, to prevent infecting other patients and staff."


  • Kung Fu Kitchen restaurant in Albany Highway, Cannington from around 12.30pm to 1.30pm on Saturday the 10th of March.
  • Perth Airport international terminal arrival area, from around 8pm to 9pm on Sunday 11 March, particularly associated with the arrival of Scoot flight TR 16 from Singapore.
  • Busy Bee Pharmacy on William and James Streets in Northbridge on Monday 12 March around 12.30pm to 1pm; Wednesday 14 March around 12.10pm to 12.45 pm; and Friday 16 March around 8.40am to 9.15am.
  • Queens Park Medical Centre in Wharf St, Queens Park, from around 3pm to 4pm on Monday 12 March,  around 11.15am to 1.15pm on Wednesday 14 March, and around 9.45am to 12 noon on Friday 16 March
  • Bentley Hospital B Block ground floor and main entrance from around 9:15am to 11am on Tuesday 13 March and around 2pm to 4pm on Wednesday 14 March.
  • Royal Perth Hospital from11.30am until 2.30pm on Saturday 17 March, in and around the Emergency Department at 2pm on Saturday 17 March until 7.30pm on Monday 19 March, and in and around the Acute Care Unit on the 5th floor of Q block.
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