ALERT: Confirmed case of measles in Brisbane

Queensland Health has confirmed a case of measles in Brisbane and is urging the public to check for symptoms.

It’s believed the adult male was unknowingly infectious for a week between March 13 and March 21.

Metro North Public Health Unit issued the alert on social media, on Monday March 25.


They’ve provided a list of venues that the person visited in Brisbane’s north while infectious.

– The Sportsman Hotel, Spring Hill – 8-10.30pm Fri 15 March
– Ferny Grove train line Mitchelton to Brisbane Central Station – 1.30pm Sat 16 March
– Fitness First Gymnasium, Elizabeth St, Brisbane – 4pm-5.30pm Sun 17 March
– Palace Cinemas, James St, Fortitude Valley – 8.30pm-11pm Mon 18 March
– Discount Drug Stores, Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley – 10.30am – 11.30 am Tues 19 March and 10.30am – 11.30am Thurs 21 March

Their Facebook post says that anyone who was in these locations on the dates provided, should seek medical advice if they develop 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.

“If you have any of the measles symptoms contact your GP and 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,” the post reads.