The Department of Health and Human Services is asking the the health and human services sector to watch for signs and symptoms of measles after several cases have been diagnosed in Victoria.

Victoria is seeing an increase in measles cases. Several people are confirmed to have the disease after coming into contact with two people who contracted the disease overseas in the last week of April and first week of May.

All of these recent cases have visited public areas whilst potentially infectious, creating a risk for transmission at several locations, across a number of areas.

Current clinical advice and notifications processes are available in the Measles Cases – May 2019 Chief Health Officer alert on the health.vic website.

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Notify the Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Section at the Department of Health and Human Services on 1300 651 160 of suspected cases immediately.