If Kiwis caught measles in Australia, then Aussies too are likely to catch it. Via the Herald Sun in Melbourne: Thousands told to be on alert for measles after infected man attends Chadstone sales. For non-Commonwealth types, "Boxing Day" is December 26, a kind of Christmas aftershock. Excerpt:
More than 100,000 shoppers who flocked to Chadstone on Boxing Day have been warned to be on high alert for measles after an infected man attended the sales.
The Department of Health issued a public health warning today after fearing the man from Hoppers Crossing may have infected others.
Victoria's Chief Health Officer Dr Rosemary Lester said shoppers who attended Chadstone Shopping Centre during the [day] should check for signs and symptoms and contact their local GP if they are concerned.
"While this case - a 21-year-old man from Hoppers Crossing - is now recovering, it is possible he may have infected others before being diagnosed," Dr Lester said.
"We have established he was at Chadstone Shopping Centre on Boxing Day for around three hours during the middle of the day.''
The man may have become ill after coming into contact with somebody who attended a dance competition in NSW in early December.
Other measles cases now detected in NSW, South Australia and New Zealand have also been linked to the dance competition.