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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.

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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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  • Poor little bub, wishing a speedy recovery with no serious or lasting health issues

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  • Is this measles it looks so painful

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  • I hope anti vaxxers take note of this story. They need to stop their campaign, the outcome not only affects them and their kids, it’s all of us

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  • Not good. The pictures look awful. So glad my kids are vaccinated. When it comes to infectious diseases like this, good all round health is NOT enough, as some anti vaxxers claim

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  • So scary when you have a baby too young to be fully vaccinated.

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  • If only there was a way to protect the community from these diseases *coughimmuniseforherdimmunitycough*

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  • How awful and I hope everyone is vigilant.


    • The warning about alerting health professionals is so important to protect the community.

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  • Thanks for the warning. The hard part is that you can be unknowingly infectious before the symptoms break out. I had measles as a child, while being vaccinated.

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  • There are still too many irresponsible parents who decide not to vaccinate. Then of course this happens. :-(

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  • Bugger hopefully it doesn’t spread to far , I wonder if the child had been vaccinated

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