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Measle alert around Melbourne icons

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Authorities have issued a health alert after two confirmed cases of measles in Victoria.

An alert has been issued to doctors and hospitals to keep a look out for measles symptoms.

It comes after two cases were confirmed across the state in the past two weeks.

The patients were infectious from September 6 to 13 and travelled by train between Armadale to Southern Cross stations during this period.

They also spent time on Collins Street in the CBD, Chadstone shopping centre, IKEA in Richmond and the Mt Helen university campus in Ballarat.

Symptoms include fever, sore throat, red eyes, coughing and a rash.

On current predicted timelines, the symptoms may not show up until October 4.

More information from the Victoria’s Chief Health Officer can be found here.

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