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20 March 2019
Parents of young children in Morley and surrounding suburbs are urged to be alert to the risk of measles following a confirmed measles illness in a baby who visited the Morley Library in the City of Bayswater last week.
Children and adults may have been exposed to measles if they attended the Morley Library on Tuesday 12 March, between 9.25am and 11.00am.
This exposure particularly relates to those parents and children who attended Rhyme Time or Story Time on that day.
Individuals should be alert for the symptoms of measles from 19 to 30 March 2019 if they were present at the Morley Library during this time. Morley Library will postpone Rhyme Time and Story Time until after 30 March to minimise the risk of further exposures at the library.
People who are concerned they or their child may have measles should seek advice from Metropolitan Communicable Disease Control on (08) 9222 8588 during office hours or call healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222 after hours, and avoid going to public places.
If you are exhibiting flu like symptoms such as, fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or respiratory symptoms such as difficulty breathing, cough and have recently travelled or transited through – China, Italy, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Mongolia or if you have been in close contact with a proven or suspected case of coronavirus.
DO NOT book online. Please call the practice on 08 6222 6622 or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 022 222 for advice, so that the appropriate infection control measures can be put in place and people can be directed to the best place for testing and treatment.
If possible we advise travelling with a mask on. This coordination between providers, hospitals and public health is critical for our continued effort to best respond to and reduce transmission.
This is a rapidly changing situation both abroad and domestically, and we urge your cooperation.
For more information visit the Australian Government Department of Health homepage at www.health.gov.au or call the Public Health Information Line on 1800 004 599.