Tuesday , August 9 2022

Measles Warning for Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra Airports


Last week, a person visited with a confirmed case of measles with three airports in Australia.

The late teenager was contracting the illness while supervising and at the moment he was isolated and receiving treatment in hospital.

On Thursday 21 March he flew on a QF1543 aircraft from Frisbane to Canberra (leaving 5am), then on to Melbourne on a QF809 aircraft (leaving 8am). He then boarded SkyBus airport between 10.30am and 11.30am at Melbourne Airport, before looking at the All Nations Hostel on Spencer Street, where he remained until Sunday 24 March.

During his stay at the hostel, the man visited 7-Eleven at 2 Spencer Street between 9am and 9.30am on Friday 22 March, and Paramount Center Chemist Warehouse on Bourke Street between 6pm and 7pm on Saturday 23 March.

The case is not related to scare the measles at the Grand Prix in Australia reported last week. There is also a warning of measles for Las Hayd Market, World Square and St Vincent's Hospital following a diagnosis of a packer staying in the Haymarket area, and a primary age child from southwest Sydney.

The Department of Health advises people to check that their measles, headaches and rubella vaccine is up to date. Symptoms of measles include rash, fever, conjunctivitis and severe coughing. If you are experiencing symptoms, see your GP.

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