By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Officials with Queensland Health are reporting a confirmed case of measles in Brisbane’s South. The individual spent time at the following locations while unknowingly being contagious.

  • Flight Quantas QF 52 (Singapore to Brisbane) flight that arrived at Brisbane airport at 6 am on Friday 17 January 2020.
  • In the Brisbane international airport area from 6 am – 8 am on Friday 17 January 2020.
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Officials remind the public who were in these areas, on this date, need to be alert for symptoms of measles for the next three weeks.

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

If you have any of the measles symptoms contact your GP – 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 spreading it to others.

Anyone born after 1965, who has not had two documented doses of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine or had proven measles, to visit their local family doctor to get vaccinated for measles. The vaccine is free.