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    Measles alert following a case in City of Bayswater

    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.

    Red blotchy measles rash

    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.

    Learn more about measles.

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