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New measles case in Victoria as of 24 January 2024. Update for health professionals and the community.

Important points:

  • A recent new measles case in Victoria involved a traveller who visited Melbourne exposure sites on 17 January 2024 while infectious.
  • Measles is highly contagious; monitor symptoms if you’ve been to the listed sites.
  • Seek medical care if symptoms arise; wear a mask and call ahead to isolate.
  • Healthcare professionals, especially for those with fever and rash, should be vigilant, testing suspected cases, isolating, and notifying the Department of Health at 1300 651 160.
  • Free measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine should be offered to those born in or after 1966 without proof of two doses. Vaccinate those uncertain about their history, regardless of Medicare status.
  • No need for measles serology before vaccination.
  • Travellers should ensure they’ve received the necessary vaccinations before going abroad.
  • The research found that there is no link between the MMR vaccine and autism.
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