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Outbreak Concerns For People Who Visited These Locations

A confirmed case of measles on Brisbane's southside last month and a meningococcal case at a childcare centre on Bribie Island has prompted warnings from health authorities.

Queensland Health says a large number of people were potentially exposed when a person infected by measles visited Morningside Tennis Centre, Hampton swim school and Morningside Woolworths late last month.

Meanwhile, Metro North Health staff are working with staff and parents of a Bribie Island childcare centre after a young girl was diagnosed with meningococcal on Tuesday.

The girl was treated in Caboolture Hospital and is now recovering at home.

Authorities say there is a very low likelihood of transmission, but they are taking no chances, and have provided antibiotics to a small group of children who had spent time with the girl leading up to her illness. 

Measles Signs And Symptoms

Appear 10 to 14 days after exposure and can include: a cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes, sore throat, fever and a red, blotchy skin rash.

meningococcal SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Fever, headache, loss of appetite, neck stiffness, discomfort when looking at bright lights (photophobia), nausea and/or vomiting, diarrhoea, aching or sore muscles, painful or swollen joints, difficulty walking, general malaise, moaning, unintelligible speech, drowsiness, confusion, collapse, rash of red or purple pinprick spots or larger bruises.

AAP/Staff Writers; Top Photo: AAP Stock Image

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