Measles alert for Claremont, Bull Creek and Albany

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THERE has been another measles case in WA, with the illness confirmed in a person who visited multiple public venues last week.

Children and adults who have been inadvertently exposed are at risk of developing measles if they are not already immune.

Individuals should remain vigilant for the onset of measles symptoms from tomorrow through the end of January if they are not immune to measles and attended any of the following places”

Friday January 11:

Claremont Quarter shopping centre or Foxy Nails in Bull Creek.

In the Albany area:

Saturday 12 January: The Kalgan Stampede Rodeo, The Forts at Mt Clarence or Rustlers Steakhouse during dinnertime

Sunday 13 January: Emu Point Café at breakfast, Limeburners Distillery in the afternoon, Due South Tavern in the afternoon or The White Star Hotel during dinner

Monday 14 January: Passmore Cycles or the BP Roadhouse in Williams.

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

“Measles virus survives less than two hours in the air or on objects and surfaces and is inactivated rapidly in the presence of sunlight or heat,” Senior Medical Advisor in Communicable Diseases Professor Paul Effler said.

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