Officials with Victoria Health are reporting an additional case of measles has been confirmed in an overseas traveller.
This is in addition to the four cases of measles confirmed in Victorian residents who travelled overseas recently but do not appear to be linked. These five cases may have been infectious whilst attending multiple public areas.
To date, a total of 14 confirmed cases of measles have been notified for Victoria year-to-date.
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Anyone who presents with signs and symptoms compatible with measles should be tested and notified to the department. There should be an especially high index of suspicion if they have attended any of the areas stated above and are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated for measles.
This is a timely reminder for individuals to check their vaccination records. Free measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is now available for adults born during or since 1966 who do not have documented evidence of receiving two doses of a measles-containing vaccine or do not have documented evidence of immunity.