Measles alert prompts vaccine reminder

24 July 2018

Western Australians heading overseas are being reminded to make sure they have been appropriately vaccinated against measles, following a recent infection in a WA resident who had been travelling in the Philippines.

Red blotchy measles rash

People may have been exposed to the most recent case at the following locations in Perth, with dates/times as indicated:

Friday 20 July
  • Flight SQ 215 from Singapore to Perth.   
Saturday 21 July
  • Perth International Airport arrivals, midnight to 1.00am
  • Royal Perth Hospital Emergency Department, 10.30am – 5.30pm 
  • Lucky Chans in Northbridge, 7.00 – 8.00pm
  • Roseemount Hotel to watch Kimbra, 8.00pm until midnight
Saturday 21 July/ Sunday 22 July (overnight):
  • Seasons of Perth Hotel - Perth
Sunday 22 July
  • Halo restaurant in South Perth 10.00 – 11.30am

Measles is a serious and highly contagious viral illness spread by tiny droplets released when infected people cough and sneeze.

Early symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose and sore eyes, followed by a red blotchy rash about three days later. The rash usually starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body.

People who are concerned they may have measles and require medical advice after hours can contact Healthdirect on 1800 022 222.

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