Measles man visited Mornington


A MAN infected by measles twice attended family events at Mornington earlier this month.

He visited the Mornington Hotel with family and friends, on the corner of Tanti Avenue, up until 2pm, Saturday 4 May, and again the next day around 10am, and many other places during his stay.

The man, in his 30s, had previously arrived from Vietnam and was in Melbourne for almost two weeks on a sightseeing tour.

It is believed he may have infected six people, including a baby.

After flying out of Tullamarine he was put in isolation in a hospital in Vietnam.

Symptoms of measles include fever, coughing, conjunctivitis and a rash that starts on the face.

Chief health officer Angie Bone said almost all measles cases in Victoria this year involved people not being fully immunised against the disease, had travelled overseas, or had been in contact with travellers from overseas.

The measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is available free from GPs and some pharmacies for all eligible adults born since 1966.

First published in the Mornington News – 28 May 2019


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