Brisbane Hit With Second Case Of Measles In As Many Days
Brisbane residents are on alert once again, following the second case of measles in the city in two days.
Queensland health issued an alert for South Brisbane on Wednesday after being notified of a tourist who visited the city while unknowingly infectious.
The backpacker is known to have visited the Brisbane Backpacker Resort on Vulture St, West End on March 18, 19 and 20, and the local Coles supermarket also on the 19th.
They then departed from Brisbane Airport on Qantas Flight QF1543 to Canberra on March 21.
Queensland health warned anyone born after 1965 who was in these areas and has not been fully vaccinated against measles to contact their GP.
The initial symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, a runny nose, moist cough, and sore and red eyes. This is then followed by a blotchy, red rash which often starts on the face before spreading to the rest of the body.
On Monday, the Metro North Public Health Unit also confirmed a case of measles on Brisbane's north side, after an adult man was unknowingly infectious between March 13 and 21.
Further north in the state, an alert was issued in Townsville on Tuesday, after the Townsville Hospital and Health Service confirmed a case of the illness.