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.
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