Date issued: 14 January 2020
Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria
Issued to: General practitioners and hospital emergency departments
- A new case of measles has been identified in a returned traveller from Italy.
- This is the first case of measles identified in Victoria this year. This case was infectious while attending public sites in Geelong.
- Offer free measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to all people born during or since 1966 who do not have documentation that they have received two measles containing vaccines, or are unsure of their vaccination history, regardless of Medicare status. There is no need to check serology beforehand.
- Anyone planning overseas travel should ensure they have received vaccinations appropriate to travel.
- For additional information and resources please go to the measles incident page at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/measles-outbreak-victoria
Read the full alert: New measles case identified in Victoria
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