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Children’s Health Queensland & Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital have issued a Measles alert for Brisbane.

Queensland Health has issued the following measles alert today (Thursday, 12 July 2018).

A case of measles has been confirmed in a child from North Brisbane who presented at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital emergency department on Tuesday, 10 July.

The infant was infectious from July 8 to 10 while in the following locations:

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> Philippine Airlines flight PRO221 from Manila and Brisbane International Airport on the morning of Sunday, 8 July
> The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital emergency department between the hours of 2pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday, 10 July.

Anyone who was on the flight from Manila or in the Lady Cilento Children’s emergency department should ensure they are protected against measles and be wary of symptoms.

Symptoms

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 which often starts on the face and then becomes widespread over the body.

Contact your GP if your family has been in the locations above and have any of these symptoms. Please call your medical practice first if you think you might have measles, so staff can take precautions to avoid you spreading it to others.

Health advice is also available by calling 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

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  • This is why it is so important for all of us to be vaccinated so if somebody enters our country infected with it, hopefully it won’t spread through the community here in Aust. at all. Measles can have very dire effects besides the rash.

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  • Another horrible disease we have to watch out for.

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  • Worrying..

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  • I hope anyone at risk takes all precautions to avoid this illness.

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