What is the issue?
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.
Measles is a highly infectious viral disease that can cause serious illness.
Current media releases on the current outbreak are available on the media releases page on the health.vic website.
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