Measles alert for Brisbane - 27 December 2018
This public health alert has been shared by Brisbane North PHN on behalf of Metro North Public Health Unit.
Metro North Public Health Unit has been notified of a confirmed case of measles in a Brisbane northside resident.
The man had contact with the community while unknowingly infectious between Sunday 16/12/2018 and Christmas Day, Tuesday 25/12/2018. Specifically, the case visited the following locations while infectious:
- Felons Brewing Co at 5 Boundary Street, City (under Storey Bridge) on the evening of Sunday 16/12/2018
- Oxford Street, Bulimba, including Oxford 152, around lunchtime on Wednesday 19/12/2018
- Eatons Hill Shopping Centre, including Woolworths, between 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm on Thursday 20/12/2018
- The Prince Charles Hospital Emergency Department on Wednesday 19/12/2018 from 7:30 pm to midnight and Friday 21/12/2018 between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm
People who may have come into contact with the case on the dates in question need to be alert for symptoms. Those who are uncertain of their immunity to measles are urged to speak to their GP immediately.
Given the large number of people potentially exposed, further measles cases could present in Brisbane or elsewhere over the next few weeks.
For further information contact Metro North Public Health Unit on 07 3624 1111.