An outbreak of measles continues to ravage Victorians, with the number of recorded cases escalating to 11 over the weekend.
Four more validation of the feared illness has been registered over the weekend; it is believed that eight of the cases are linked to a city workplace or its surroundings.
Professor Charles Guest, the Chief Health Officer of Victoria, stated that a common factor joining the eight incidents together was the Collins Square edifice at Docklands. Prof Guest emphatically repeated a warning for people who worked within that area to be watchful and aware of the symptoms of the ailment.
Measles possesses an incubation period of up to 18 days which implies that people might develop indications up until mid-October.
The viral disease which is highly infectious can lead to severe illness, especially in very kids and adults. It has been confirmed that it brings on pneumonia and initiates other serious complications.
The source of the outbreak remains unclear
People with the infection right from September 20 have visited train stations, the MCG during the AFL Preliminary Final, and the Australian Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland just at the State Theatre. They also went via the Melbourne International Airport, DFO Essendon, Qantas Club Lounge and other places.
Prof Guest stated that most measles cases in Victoria were linked to international movements, with the illness more prevalent overseas, chiefly in Bali. The vaccination for measles is endorsed on the National Immunisation outreach at 12 months and again at the 18 months.