Shopping centre measles alert

TWEED residents who visited Robina Town Centre, Australia Fair Shopping Centre or the Brisbane Airport domestic terminal last week have been warned to be on alert for symptoms of measles.

Queensland Health confirmed a person who visited these locations was infectious at the time.

The alert is for people who visited Australia Fair and the airport last Thursday, then Robina Town Centre on Friday.

Gold Coast Public Health medical officer Dr Don Staines said the person had no obvious link to two other cases reported on the Gold Coast earlier this month and had probably acquired the disease overseas in Thailand.

Measles can be very distressing for those affected and complications can include pneumonia or encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and occasionally death.

It can be a severe illness even in otherwise healthy adolescents and young adults.

For more information people should contact their local GP or call Queensland Health’s phone line 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).
 



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