Measles Alert for Victoria and New South Wales March 2024, with cases on international and domestic flights and attending various exposure sites while infectious.   

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  • Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can spread from person-to-person and potentially lead to serious health complications.
  • People who have attended the listed exposure sites during the specified dates and times should monitor for symptoms of measles.
  • Anyone who is immunocompromised or pregnant and not fully vaccinated for measles and who attended a listed exposure site should contact their GP to discuss post-exposure prophylaxis as soon as possible.
  • 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.
  • Healthcare professionals should be alert for measles in patients with fever and rash, particularly those who have recently returned from overseas or attended a listed exposure site during the specified period.
  • Suspected cases should be tested, advised to isolate, and notified to the Department of Health immediately by calling 1300 651 160 (VIC), 1300 066 055 (NSW).
  • Offer free measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to people born during or after 1966 who do not have documentation of having received two doses of measles-containing vaccine. Vaccinate all individuals who are unsure of their vaccination history, regardless of Medicare status.
  • There is no need to check measles serology prior to vaccination.

Anyone planning overseas travel should make sure they have received appropriate travel vaccinations, including MMR vaccine.