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Victoria Health reports a new case of measles has been identified in a returned overseas traveller. The case was infectious at a number of premises between 16 and 17 February 2023.

There have now been 8 cases of measles reported in Victoria since 1 January 2022. Any overseas travel could lead to exposure to measles at the current time. Outbreaks of measles have been recently reported in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the USA.

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

Date Time Location Monitor for onset of symptoms up to
Thursday, 16 February 2023 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Hikaru Sushi M-City –
M-City Monash Shopping Centre
2107, Shop 48A, Level 1/2125 Dandenong Rd, Clayton
Monday, 6 March 2023
Thursday, 16 February 2023 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Village Cinemas – cinema number 6

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

Monday, 6 March 2023
Friday, 17 February 2023 4.45 pm to 5.30 pm Chemist Warehouse Clayton
403/407 Clayton Rd, Clayton VIC 3168
Tuesday, 7 March 2023

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

In this case, MMR vaccine can be administered within 72 hours of initial measles exposure, or immunoglobulin within 6 days of exposure (for selected people).

Anyone who develops symptoms of measles should seek medical care. Wear a mask and call ahead to make sure you can be isolated from others.