MEASLES ALERT: Warning after man diagnosed with infectious illness in SE Qld

Queensland Health has issued an urgent warning after a man visited a number of popular spots in Brisbane while unknowingly infected with measles.

Health Authorities said the man is believed to have contracted the infectious illness while travelling overseas.

He is understood to have visited Felons Brewing Co at 5 Boundary Street Brisbane City (under the Storey Bridge) from around 5pm until midnight on Sunday 16 December.


The man is also said to have been in Oxford Street Bulimba, including Oxford 152, from around lunchtime on Wednesday 19 December and Eatons Hill Shopping Centre, including Woolworths, from around 4pm to 5:30pm on Thursday 20 December.

From 7:30 pm to midnight on Wednesday 19 December and from 5pm to 9pm on Friday 21 December the man was also at the Prince Charles Hospital Emergency Department.

Anyone who has been in those areas at the same time as the man is being urged to be wary of measles symptoms which include fever, lethargy, runny nose, moist cough and sore and 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.

Qld Health says measles symptoms usually start around 10 days after contact but can occur between seven and 18 days after contact with an infectious person.

“Contact your GP if you have been in these areas and have any of these symptoms,” Health Authorities warned.

“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.”