Backpackers warned after measles-infected man staying at Melbourne hostel


Victorian health director Brett Sutton said it was a timely reminder for people to check their vaccination records.

"If you are an adult born in 1966 or later – especially if you are planning to travel abroad – you may be susceptible and you should contact your doctor to vaccinate, and a free measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine is available" , he said.

Symptoms of measles include fever, cough, conjunctivitis and a rash that starts on the face.

The infectious period of a measles patient may be from five days to four days after signs of a rash, Dr. Sutton said.

People who have stayed at the Nomads All Nations Hostel in Melbourne are advised to be aware of the symptoms as well as to anyone who has visited the following locations:


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