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Measles Health Alert

8 July 2019

Metro North Public Health Unit has issued a measles alert following a confirmed case of the highly infectious disease on Brisbane’s northside.

It brings the total number of cases recorded in the Metro North area in 2019 to four.

The child developed symptoms after returning from overseas and was unknowingly infectious while visiting the following locations:

  • Just Pharmacy at Murrumba Downs Shopping Centre between 7pm and 7.45pm on Tuesday 2 July
  • Taigum Square Shopping Centre, Beams Road, Taigum between 10.15am and 11.15am on Friday 5 July

Metro North Public Health physician Dr Rosie Muller said people who were in these areas at the same time should seek medical advice if they develop measles symptoms.

Further advice is available by calling 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)

6 July 2019

The Gold Coast Public Health Unit has been notified of a case of measles on the Gold Coast.

The individual, whilst infectious, travelled between the Gold Coast and Sydney on Tiger Airlines TT609 on the morning of Saturday, 29 June and between Sydney and the Gold Coast on Jetstar Airlines flight JQ420 on the morning of Tuesday, 2 July.

Whilst on the Gold Coast, the individual visited a medical centre at Oxenford on 3 and 4 July. Tourist destinations at the Spit Main Beach and Marina Mirage were also visited whilst the person was infectious.

Further advice is available by calling 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)

4 July 2019

Queensland Health has been notified of a case of measles on Brisbane's southside area.

People who arrived in Brisbane on Virgin Airlines flight VA 1397 from Adelaide on the evening of Friday 28 June and who were at the Brisbane Domestic Airport between 5pm and 6pm are urged to be alert for symptoms of measles after a passenger on the flight was diagnosed with the highly infectious disease.

Metro South Health public health physician, Dr Satyamurthy Anuradha (Dr Anu) said people who had been at these locations during those times needed to be alert for symptoms and should seek medical advice early if they develop symptoms.

Contact your GP if you have been in these areas and have any of these symptoms - it is VERY important to call the medical practice first if you think you might have measles, so that staff can take precautions to avoid you spreading it to others.

Further advice is available by calling 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)

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Last updated: 9 July 2019