Warning After Measles Found In Victoria

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19 December 2018

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Doctors are urging people to keep an eye out for measles symptoms and to make sure they are vaccinated after a person with measles visited a number of places in Victoria. 

The patient, who doctors believe may have been infectious, was in Victoria between Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 December. 

    • 10 December – UNITE 2018 Syro Malabar National Youth Conference, Phillip Island Adventure Resort, Cowes until 3pm)  
    • 11 December – Melbourne Airport (9.00am -12.00 midday)  
    • 11 December – Tiger Airways flight TT665 departed Melbourne 11:30am to Canberra.

Measles symptoms don't appear until 10 to 14 days after exposure. They include cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes, sore throat, fever and a red, blotchy skin rash. If you have any of these symptoms, please speak to your doctor. 

Free measles-mumps-rubella vaccine is now available from GPs and pharmacies for all eligible adults born during or since 1966. 

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