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Measles health alert

10th March 2019

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

The person was likely to be infectious whilst visiting the following locations between Sunday 3 March and Wednesday 6 March 2019.

  • Cleveland Farmers Markets between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM on Sunday 3 March
  • Wellington Point Park (Recreation Reserve) between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM on Sunday 3 March
  • Woolworths at Capalaba Central between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM on Wednesday 6 March.

If you have been at these locations during the specified times, be alert for the initial symptoms of measles.

8th March 2019

Queensland Health has issued a measles alert after a person travelled on a flight from Dubai to Brisbane while infectious.

The person travelled on Emirates flight EK 430 from Dubai arriving at Brisbane International Airport on Monday 26 February.  

While in Brisbane the person stayed at the Marriot Hotel on the 26 and 27 February.

If you have been at these locations during the specified times, be alert for the initial symptoms of measles.

Symptoms

The initial symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, runny nose, moist cough and sore and red eyes. This is followed a few days later by a blotchy, red rash. The rash often starts on the face then becomes widespread over the body.

Contact your GP or call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for more information.

What to do

If you have any of the measles symptoms contact your GP. Remember 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.

Anyone born after 1965 who was in these areas and who has not been fully vaccinated against measles (two doses of MMR) should contact their GP.

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Last updated: 21 March 2019