Date issued: 4 February 2020
Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria
Issued to: Medical Practitioners and Hospital Emergency Departments
- Two new unrelated cases of measles have been identified in returned travellers from Nepal and the Philippines.
- There have been three cases of measles identified in Victoria this year. These cases were infectious on their return flights to Australia.
- 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 page at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/measles-outbreak-victoria
Read the full alert: New measles cases identified in Victoria
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