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Five measles cases confirmed at University of Queensland

Five University of Queensland (UQ) students have been confirmed with measles.

Senior Medical Officer with Queensland Health's Communicable Diseases Unit, Dr Heidi Carroll said the Metro North Public Health Unit had set up a vaccination clinic at UQ's St Lucia Campus today.

"We are encouraging students who live in UQ colleges who are unsure whether they have been vaccinated against measles to attend the clinic," Dr Carroll said.

"People who were born on or after 1 January 1966 and have received one documented dose of a measles containing vaccine are recommended to receive another measles vaccination."

The fifth UQ student to be confirmed with measles may have been at the following Brisbane locations while infectious:

  • Indooroopilly Shopping Centre (Sunglasses Hut) multiple occasions (Wed 12 – Sun 16/08/2015 afternoons)
  • Nandos, Forest Lake (Thu 13/8 afternoon)
  • Myers Carindale Shopping Centre (Sat 15/8 late afternoon)
  • Coffee Club Forest Lake (Sun 16/8 morning)
  • On Sunday 16/8 (afternoon):
    • Royal Exchange Hotel, Toowong
    • O'Malleys, Wintergarden City
    • Victory Hotel, City
    • McDonalds Central Station
    • Down Under Bar
    • Multiple train trips

"People who may have come into contact with the patient who are uncertain of their immunity to measles should speak to their GP immediately," Dr Carroll said.

"People can also call 13HEALTH for information and advice."

Measles is a very contagious virus that is spread from person-to-person by tiny droplets created during coughing and sneezing.

View the Queensland Health measles factsheet.

Last updated: 21 August 2015