Measles Case Confirmed in Upper Mount Gravatt

Measles Upper Mt Gravatt
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A case of measles has been confirmed in Upper Mt Gravatt with Queensland Health warning the public to remain alert for symptoms. Measles, one of the most infectious communicable diseases, spreads through coughing and sneezing, causing symptoms such as fever, cough, runny nose, and a distinctive red rash with sore eyes. 

Symptoms typically appear seven to 10 days after exposure. Anyone developing measles-like symptoms within the next fortnight should contact their GP for advice. Notably, the infected person visited specific locations, including Upper Mount Gravatt, while potentially infectious.

Potential Exposure Locations

  • Subway, The Village, 1932 Logan Road, Upper Mount Gravatt
    • Thursday, January 18, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
  • Coles, The Village, 1932 Logan Road, Upper Mount Gravatt
    • Thursday, January 18, 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse, 1290 Logan Road, Mount Gravatt
    • Monday, January 22, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Emergency Department, Princess Alexandra Hospital
    • Monday, January 22, 3:15 pm to Tuesday, January 23, 6:45 am

Stay Alert and Vaccinated

Measles is highly contagious, primarily transmitted through respiratory droplets. Its symptoms can escalate rapidly, causing severe illness, hospitalization in approximately 30% of adults, and, although rare, life-threatening complications. 

Metro South Health Public Health physician Dr Mark Stickley emphasises the importance of staying vigilant if you visited these locations during the specified times unless you meet certain vaccination criteria. 

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If you were born before 1966, received two doses of the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine, or had a documented measles illness in the past, you may have lower risks. However, those unsure about their immunity should consult their doctor to verify their vaccination status. It’s crucial to call the medical practice first if you suspect you could have measles to prevent the potential spread of the disease to others.

Published 29-Jan-2024