In the last fortnight the Victorian Department of Health has issued health alerts relating to measles and COVID-19.

On 10 May an alert was issued regarding an increase in COVID-19 activity, resulting in an increase in hospitalisations. The Department suggests six steps to stay ahead of COVID-19:

  1. wear a mask
  2. get vaccinated
  3. let fresh air in
  4. get tested
  5. stay at home
  6. take antivirals if eligible.

You can read more about the COVID-19 alert on the Health Department’s website.

On 11 May, then updated on 17 May, alerts were issued relating to two separate cases of measles in returned overseas travellers. Measles is highly infectious. Visit the Health Department’s website for more information including a list of exposure sites.

MVEC: Measles