Another confirmed measles case reported in Perth

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WEST Australians are being urged to be alert following another case of measles last week.

The infected person returned to Perth on January 16 from Vietnam on an Air Asia flight, and visited work places and public venues last week.

Individuals should remain vigilant for the onset of measles symptoms from January 22 until February 6 if they are not immune to measles and attended any of the following:

On AirAsia:

  • Tuesday 15 January 2019 AK513 from Hanoi departing 2.50pm – arriving 7.05pm Kuala Lumpur
  • Wednesday 16 January 2019 D7 236 from Kuala Lumpur departing 12.05am – arriving Perth 5.35am

On Transperth buses (31, 34 and Green Cat) and Mandurah train

  • Wednesday 16 January to Friday 18 January 2019 mornings and late afternoons/evenings bus 31 and bus 34 between South Perth and Elizabeth Quay
  • Friday 18 January 2019 morning and late afternoon Green Cat buses between Perth CBD and West Perth
  • Friday 18 January 2019 6.30pm to 8pm trains between Perth and Mandurah

In Perth:

  • Wednesday 16 January and Thursday 17 January 2019 between 8.30am and 8pm, foyer and lifts of Tower 2, Brookfield Place, 123 St Georges Tce

In South Perth:

  • Evening of Wednesday 16 January 2019, Subway, Canning Hwy
  • Thursday 17 January 2019 7pm to 8.30pm, Coles, Angelo St

In West Perth:

  • Friday 18 January 2019 between 8am and 5.30pm, foyer and lifts of 9 Havelock St

In the Rockingham/Mandurah area:

Saturday 19 January 2019

  • Morning, Karnup Chemist Warehouse and Lakelands Shopping Centre
  • Evening, pharmacy next to Rockingham Medical Centre

There is no risk of acquiring measles from visiting one of these venues outside of these times.

It is generally considered safe for non-immune individuals to enter a room 30 minutes after a measles case has left the area.

Public health staff have provided information to people who were exposed to the most recent case where they were known, but it was not possible to identify and specifically warn people who were in public places.