Measles alert for Perth

Western Australians are being asked to be alert to the risk of measles following the reporting of a confirmed case of the viral illness in a returned traveller.

Infected while overseas, the person visited a number of Perth venues while they were infectious between Friday 7 April and Thursday 13 April.

WA Department of Health Department’s Director of Communicable Diseases, Dr Paul Armstrong, said public health staff were contacting people who were exposed, where they are known.

“We wish to advise the person also caught a number of public transport routes while infectious and it is not possible for us to trace everyone who was travelling at those times, to warn them about the potential risk.”

All dates, times and routes travelled by the person while infectious are listed here

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