There’s been a fresh measles scare for people in the Logan area after two people visited a number of locations while unknowingly infected with the highly contagious disease.
Queensland Health issued the urgent alert on Wednesday, following “two confirmed cases of measles” in Brisbane’s south and Logan areas.
They said the pair visited the following locations and urged anyone who may have been in the area at the time to be alert for measles symptoms.
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- Main Street Medical & Dental Centre, Beenleigh and Queensland Diagnostic Imaging, Beenleigh on Thursday, 3 October between 3:30pm and 7:40pm
- 7-Eleven Kingston South (Juers Street) before 10am on Saturday, 5 October
- QE2 Hospital Emergency Department on Saturday, 5 October between 4pm and 6pm
- Logan Hospital Emergency Department from Sunday, 6 October between 10:30am and 6pm on Monday, 7 October
The initial symptoms of measles 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,” Qld Health warned.
“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.”