URGENT: Measles warning for the Gold Coast

Gold Coasters are being urged to keep an eye out for measles symptoms, after an infected person visited the Robina Hospital.

The person attended Robina Hospital Emergency Department on Sunday 21 July while infectious.

The Public Health Unit is working to get in touch with people who may have been in contact with the person.


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It’s understood they’ve visited a number of other locations while infected, though those locations haven’t been released by Gold Coast Health yet.

Gold Coast Public Health Unit Staff Specialist Dr Andre Wattiaux said there were only a handful of people in the waiting room at the same time as the infected person.

Each of these have been contacted and provided with advice based on their individual circumstances.

Meantime, other members of the public are being urged to be alert for measles symptoms.

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.

Gold Coast Health is urging anyone who may be displaying these symptoms to immediately contact their GP.

For more information on the measles virus visit the Queensland Health website or call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

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