The Gold Coast Health Public Health Unit is responding to two cases of measles involving two members of the same family.

Both people visited the following locations while unknowingly infectious:

  • Reading Cinema, Harbour Town and Restaurant precinct on Thursday 18 July between 6.30pm and 10pm
  • Ikea Logan on the morning of 19 July
  • Gold Coast University Hospital Emergency Department on Sunday 21 July between 6pm and midnight
  • Gold Coast University Hospital Emergency Department on Tuesday 6 August. (exposed people have been contacted individually)
  • Australia Fair Shopping Centre on Tuesday 30 July between 12pm and 1pm 
  • Big Top Playhouse Coomera on Wednesday 31 July between 11am and 2pm
  • Westfield Helensvale, on Thursday 1 August between 4pm and 8 pm.
  • Destiny Church Group at Event Cinemas, Westfield Coomera on Sunday 4 August between 9am and 12pm
  • Pimpama State School Auction Fun Day on Sunday 4 August between 2pm and 3pm.
  • Gold Coast University Hospital Emergency Department on Tuesday 6 August. (exposed people have been contacted individually).

Symptoms

The initial symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, runny nose, moist cough and sore and red eyes. This is followed a few days later by a blotchy, red rash. The rash often starts on the face then becomes widespread over the body.

Contact your GP or call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for more information. If you have any of the measles symptoms contact your GP and remember it is VERY important to call the medical practice first if you think you might have measles, so that staff can take precautions to avoid you spreading it to others.

Anyone born after 1965 who was in these areas and who has not been fully vaccinated against measles (two doses of MMR) should contact their GP.