The Department of Health and Human Services is asking the community to watch for signs and symptoms of measles after several cases have been diagnosed.

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.

Media releases

Current media releases on the current outbreak are available on the media releases page on the health.vic website.

Chief Health Officer alert

Chief Health Officer alerts on the health.vic website.

Media contacts

For all health inquiries contact our 24 hour media line on +61 3 9096 8840.