By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Victoria Health Chief Health Officer, Dr Brett Sutton announced two additional imported measles cases in the southeast Australian state.

The latest cases are in travelers from Nepal and the Philippines. These are the second and third cases reported in Victoria in 2020 to date. These cases were infectious on their return flights to Australia.

Health authorities published the following public exposure sites for all current measles cases in Victoria:

Date Time Location Onset of symptoms up to
Tuesday 28 January Arrived 8.15pm Malaysia Airlines flight MH129, Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne, departed 9.38am and arrived 8.15pm Saturday 15 February 2020
Tuesday 28 January 8.15pm – 10pm Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, Terminal 3 Saturday 15 February 2020
Friday 31 January Arrived 12.06am CEBU Pacific Air flight 5J49 / CB49, Manila to Melbourne, departed 12.30pm on 30 January and arrived at 12.06am on 31 January Tuesday 18 February 2020
Friday 31 January 12.06am – 1.30am Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, Terminal 3 Tuesday 18 February 2020

Almost all measles cases in Victoria in the last year have been in people who are not fully immunised against measles, who have either travelled overseas or been in contact with travellers from overseas in Victoria. Many cases have been in people born since 1966 who believed they were fully immunised but who had not had two doses of MMR vaccine.