Measles Warning In Place In Melbourne

Not related to previous cases.

Measles Warning In Place In Melbourne (Image: Triple M)

There's another health warning in place in inner Melbourne, after a woman infected with measles went shopping in the city.

The new case, which is not believed to be linked to the cases from earlier in the year, is linked to the CBD and Melbourne's inner north.

The infected woman travelled on the number 19 tram into areas including the Bourke St Mall, Myer, David Jones, H&M, DFO Southern Cross as well as Barkly Square in Brunswick across November 29 and 30.

Deputy chief health officer Dr Brett Sutton warned the incubation period would last another two weeks.

"Measles has an incubation period of up to 18 days, so those at risk of measles who visited these locations might show symptoms up until December 18," he said.

“The illness usually begins with common cold symptoms such as runny nose, red eyes and a cough, followed by fever and rash. The characteristic measles rash usually begins three to seven days after the first symptoms, generally starting on the face and then spreading to the rest of the body.

“Anyone developing symptoms is advised to ring ahead to their GP or hospital first and tell them that they have fever and a rash.”