Fears of Measles Outbreak in Queensland After Infected Adult Visited Woolworths and a Popular Wildlife Park as Authorities Issue Emergency Health Alert

An adult visited a popular wildlife sanctuary while infected with measles, sparking fears of a mass outbreak.

Queensland Health issued a health alert after the adult went to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary last weekend.

Warning others to be vigilant, the department said the person also visited Woolworths in Marsden Fifth Avenue, Brisbane before being admitted to Logan Hospital.

An adult visited a popular wildlife sanctuary while infected with measles, sparking fears of a mass outbreak (stock image of a baby with the disease)

Queensland Health issued a measles alert after the adult visited Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (pictured) last weekend

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.

Queensland Health told Daily Mail Australia: ‘Metro South Health, the Public Health Unit, is working with the health care facilities and venues where the person visited, and is urging anyone who was in those areas around the same time to ensure they are immune to measles.

‘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.’

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