Measles outbreak at Brisbane University

A third case of measles has been identified in a student at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.

This case is the third reported at the university this month.

Queensland Health issued the measles alert last week, however was forced to reissue the warning after another two cases were reported.


Anyone not vaccinated against measles has been urged to visit their doctor.

“Vaccination now will not prevent infection from any possible exposure to the three UQ cases, but will provide protection if there are more cases,” Public Health Physician Dr James Smith said.

“If you suspect that you may be developing measles, please stay away from the university and seek medical attention as soon as possible.

The first person infected with the virus attended Indooroopilly Shopping Town, South Bank, the Fox Hotel, and the university’s pharmacy and medical centre.