Confirmed Case of Measles at BIG W’s Werribee Plaza Store
On Sunday, May 12 the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued a release notifying the public of a confirmed case of measles. The patient in question is a casual employee of Big W at Werribee Plaza and worked over four consecutive days while infectious, but before being diagnosed.
The team member worked on Friday March 3 between 8pm and midnight, Saturday March 4 between 5 and 9 pm, Sunday March 5 between 3 and 6pm and Monday March 6 between 6 and 9pm.
BIG W is working closely with DHHS to ensure that customers and team members who may have come into contact with the patient are notified and advised of the signs and symptoms of measles.
Please find below links to the DHHS release as well as a fact sheet on measles. For further information please contact your local doctor or call the Department of Health on 1300 651 160.
Measles Case In Western Suburbs (0.3MB)
Measles Contact Information (0.1MB)
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