Urgent health warning as a victim of measles visits a number of popular shopping centers, supermarkets and public parks
- The health warning issued after the infected person visited places in southern Brisbane
- The warning disease may extend after the person visited public places in the bay of the city
- It comes after 14 people diagnosed with severe viruses in two months in NSW
- The places visited in the south of the city include gym and park in Redland and Cleveland
Charlie Coë for Daily Mail Australia
You received urgent urgent notice after a measles-infected person visited a number of public places, including a mall, a supermarket and a public park.
Queensland Health said that infected individuals visited sites in Bayside, Brisbane earlier this month Warned of a risk of further infection due to the large number of people potentially exposed to the virus.
The alert comes a week after a similar warning in New South Wales – caused by a 40-year-old woman who has become the 14th person in the state to be infected with the disease.
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You received an urgent urgent notice after a measles-infected person visited a number of public places including a mall, a supermarket and a public park (stock image)
The person involved in the latter case is believed to have visited Victoria Point Mall on February 16 and 17 and an Aldi supermarket in Victoria Point on the afternoon of February 17.
They also went to the Norm Price Park in Redland Showgrounds on February 16th between 5pm and 9pm and Carmel College in Thornlands on the 18th and 19th of February.
They visited Good Life Gym in Cleveland on the afternoon of February 18 and a sale of Princess Polly Warehouse in Highland Park on February 23 between 8.20 and 13.30.
Those at the premises at those times should see symptoms that usually start between 7 and 10 days after infection, warns Dr Bhakti Vasant, a doctor at South Health Public Health.
"The measles is a serious viral infection that causes fever, cough, nose and nausea, then a red rash and sore eyes a few days later," Dr Vasant said in a statement on Thursday.
Dr. Vasant warned those who developed the symptoms to contact their family doctor for advice.
"Due to the recent outbreaks of measles abroad, it is particularly important for travelers to get vaccinated before leaving Australia," said the doctor.