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Public warned to be alert after Ulverstone measles case

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A 25 year old woman has returned to Ulverstone with a case of measles, after contracting the disease in the Philippines.

Given the highly contagious nature of the disease, the Department of Public Health is looking for people who may have come into contact with this woman. Locations include:

  • Anyone who was at the Victoria St clinic in Ulverstone on the morning of 4 May and has not already been contacted by Public Health Services.
  • Anyone who was aboard either the CEBU Pacific flight 5J49 which departed Manila and arrived in Melbourne at 3.30pm on Thursday 2 May, or Qantas flight QF2051 from Melbourne to Devonport on Friday 3 May.
  •  Anyone who was at the Devonport Airport between 9.15am to 10.15am on 3 May.

Dr Faline Howes, Clinical Director of Communicable Disease Prevention Unit, talks to Brian Carlton this morning about what you need to know about measles.

If you are concerned you may have been in contact with this disease, please contact your GP.

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