AustraliaBrisbane Virgin flight passenger diagnosed with measles, sparking health alert
Measles alert in NSW after man diagnosed
A man who recently returned from Southeast Asia has been diagnosed with measles, sparking a fresh alert for the infectious disease in NSW.
A passenger on a Brisbane-bound flight from Adelaide has been diagnosed with the "highly infectious disease" of measles, sparking a warning from Queensland Health.
Anyone who was aboard Virgin Airlines flight VA 1397 and who were at Brisbane Domestic Airport between 5pm and 6pm on Friday, June 28 should be on high alert for potential symptoms.
Metro South public health physician Dr Satyamurthy Anuradha said the patient lived on Brisbane's southside and anyone who displayed symptoms should seek immediate health advice.
Measles alert issued in Brisbane after child contracts disease
A measles alert has been issued in Brisbane after a child came back from an overseas trip with the disease. It is unknown what country the family were travelling in when the child contracted the deadly virus, but they have visited various locations around Brisbane, not realising the child was symptomatic. The child went to Just Pharmacy in Murrumba Downs shopping centre on July 2 between 7pm and 7.45pm and Taigum Square shopping centre in Taigum between 10.15am and 11.15am on Friday. Symptoms to look out for include fever, runny nose, fatigue and sore, red eyes.
"Measles is spread by tiny droplets through coughing and sneezing. Early symptoms includefever, runny nose, tiredness and sore, red eyes," she said.
"This is followed by a blotchy red rash, which often starts on the face before becoming widespread.
"Symptoms usually start around seven to 10 days after contact with a person with measles butsometimes longer.
"Anyone who develops measles-like symptoms within the next fortnight should contact their GP for advice.
"If people are adequately vaccinated with two recorded doses of Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine, they are very unlikely to get the disease.
"Those who are unsure or have concerns about their immunity to measles should contact their doctor to check whether they have had two doses of the vaccine.
"It is very important to call the medical practice first to say you could have measles, so thatstaff can take precautions to avoid spreading the disease to others," Dr Anu said.
About 30 per cent of adults with measles will be hospitalised and Queensland Health offers free vaccines to anyone who was born in 1966 or later and who have not had two doses of the MMR vaccine.
Chaos at Sydney airport after scores of flights are cancelled due to wild weather as freezing cold front takes hold.
Numerous flights at Sydney airport have been cancelled or delayed as wild winds batter New South Wales. A cold front moving over eastern NSW on Saturday has begun bringing damaging winds across Sydney and the NSW alpine region. Wind speeds approached 50km/h, while gusts topped 70km/h at Sydney airport. Qantas, Jetstar, Tigerair, Rex and Virgin all cancelled multiple flights into and out of the airport in the city's south. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.