Melbourne's Measles Outbreak Tipped To Get Worse

At least 11 now infected.

Melbourne's Measles Outbreak Tipped To Get Worse

There are fears even more people will be hit by Victoria's measles outbreak, which has now infected 11 people.

Eight of those cases are connected to the Collins Square office ib Cikkubs St at Docklands, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

"We see only a few cases of measles in Victoria every year now, and having an outbreak of 11 cases over a week or two or three is unusual," said Chief Health Officer Charles Guest.

"We should prepare for the possibility of more cases."

He also noted that the incubation period for the highly contagious disease can be between seven to 18 days, meaning symptoms could emerge over the next fortnight or so.

They include fever, general discomfort, runny nose, dry cough, sore and red eyes, red and bluish spots inside the mouth; and red and blotchy skin that appears first on the face and hairline and then spreads to the body.


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