RMIT University is working with health authorities after two confirmed cases of measles were linked to the RMIT Graduation Ceremony on 17 December.
The University has contacted about 6800 graduates who attended the ceremony to advise them of the issue and provide relevant health information. RMIT is also contacting all staff who attended the ceremony.
Anyone who has documented evidence of measles in the past or a record of vaccination against measles is considered immune.
People who are susceptible to measles can develop symptoms between 7 to 18 days from the time of exposure. The incubation period for anyone who may have been exposed at the RMIT Graduation Ceremony ended on Sunday, 4 January.
Anyone who suspects they may have measles should remain at home, contact a doctor and call the Victorian Department of Health Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Unit on 1300 651 160.
More information about measles and the Chief Health Officer's health alert is available on the Department of Health website.
- Statement from Maddy McMaster, Academic Registrar, RMIT University
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