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Measles alert at Queensland university

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Queensland Health has issued a measles alert after an infectious person attended lectures at University of Queensland St Lucia campus last week and on Monday.

The student attended the UQ Faculty of Business on Wednesday 29th July, Friday 31st July and Monday 3rd August however did not realise they were infectious with measles.

They also used public transport and visited other locations around Brisbane while they were infectious.

Locations include:

  • South Bank to/from Indooroopilly Shopping Town by bus on Tue 28 July afternoon
  • South Bank to UQ/St Lucia by bus No. 66 on Wed 29 July morning
  • Bus from UQ/St Lucia to South Bank and The Fox Hotel Wed 29 July afternoon/evening
  • Lunchtime at Advanced Engineering Café UQ/St Lucia Wed 29 July
  • South Bank to/from UQ/St Lucia by bus No. 66 on Fri 31 July morning / evening return
  • Pharmacy at UQ/St Lucia Fri 31 July morning
  • South Bank to/from UQ/St Lucia by bus No. 66 on Mon 3 August morning / afternoon return
  • South Bank to UQ/St Lucia by bus No. 66 on Tue 4 August morning
  • UQ Health /St Lucia Tue 4 August morning

Queensland Health has put out an alert telling students, travellers and others who were in the premises to be alert for measles symptoms.

Metro South Health public health physician Dr Kari Jarvinen also reminds those who think they may have measles to call their medical practice rather than just dropping in.

“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.”

This is the second measles alert in Brisbane in the last two weeks.

 

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