A case of measles has been identified south of Brisbane, with health authorities issuing a warning for people to be vigilant.
Queensland Health on Monday confirmed a child visited a number of locations in Brisbane and Logan over the last week while unknowingly infectious.
The child was on a Thai Airways flight from Delhi to Brisbane which arrived last Tuesday at Brisbane International Airport.
The child was also at the Logan Hospital emergency department late on Thursday night into Friday morning, before also travelling to Springwood Shopping Mall on Friday, May 25 between 2pm and 5pm.
Dr Bhakti Vasant from Metro South Health said large numbers of people had been potentially exposed to the disease and anyone with concerns should contact their GP.
“It is very important to call the medical practice first to say you could have measles, so that staff can take precautions to avoid spreading the disease to others,” Dr Vasant said.
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.
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