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Measles Alert for Brisbane and Springwood

13 February 2024

Queensland Health has been notified about a measles infection in Brisbane's southside area.
 
The person was likely infectious whilst at Springwood Road State School on Wednesday 7 February, 8.30am to 3pm. 
 
People who have been at the school during this time need to be alert for symptoms, unless they are born before 1966, or had received two doses of measles vaccine, or had experienced a documented measles illness in the past.
 
If people are adequately vaccinated with two recorded doses of Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine, they are very unlikely to get the disease. People who are unsure or have concerns about their immunity to measles should contact their doctor to check whether they have had both vaccines.
 
Measles is one of the most infectious of all communicable diseases and is spread by tiny droplets through coughing and sneezing. It is a serious viral infection that causes fever, cough, runny nose, then a red spotty rash and sore eyes a few days later.
 
Symptoms usually start around 7 to 10 days after contact with a person with measles but sometimes longer so anyone who develops measles-like symptoms within the next fortnight should contact their GP for advice.
 
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.
 
Measles can make people very unwell and although complications are uncommon, they can be very serious. Approximately 30% of adults with measles will be hospitalised.
 
Queensland Health recommends anyone born during or since 1966, who has not had two documented doses of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine or had proven measles, should visit their local family doctor to get vaccinated for measles. The vaccine is free for anyone who requires it.
 
For more information on the measles virus contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) Or visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/condition/infections-and-parasites/viral-i...

Last updated 13 February 2024
Last reviewed 13 February 2024

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