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.