Victoria reports another measles case


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Victoria Health reports that a new case of measles has been identified in a returning overseas traveler. The case was contagious in a number of buildings between 16 and 17 February 2023.

There have now been 8 reported cases of measles in Victoria since 1 January 2022. Any travel abroad can lead to exposure to measles at this time. Measles outbreaks have recently been reported in Asia, Africa, Europe and the USA.

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People who attended the exposure sites listed during the specified dates and times are advised to monitor for symptoms of measles:

date time location Watch until symptoms appear
Thursday, February 16, 2023 From 6 pm to 7:30 pm Hikaru Sushi M City –
M City Monash Shopping Centre
2107, Shop 48A, Level 1/2125 Dandenong Road, Clayton
Monday, March 6, 2023
Thursday, February 16, 2023 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Village Cinema – Cinema No. 6

M City Monash Shopping Centre
2107/2125 Princes Hwy, Clayton VIC 3168

Monday, March 6, 2023
Friday, February 17, 2023 4.45pm to 5.30pm Clayton Chemist Depot
403/407 Clayton Road, Clayton Vic 3168
Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Unvaccinated or immunocompromised persons who attended the listed exposure sites should seek medical evaluation for post-exposure prophylaxis as soon as possible.

In this case, the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine may be given within 72 hours of the initial measles exposure or immunoglobulin within 6 days of exposure (to selected subjects).

Anyone who develops symptoms of measles should seek medical attention. Wear a mask and call ahead to ensure you can isolate from others.


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