URGENT PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT - Measles outbreak – be alert for more cases in Qld (6 June 2014)

Thirty-six cases of measles have been reported in Queensland in 2014, which is almost three times the five year average for year to date. A small number of these cases had no known exposure to measles which suggests unrecognised cases of measles in the community. We anticipate further cases presenting during the next few weeks.

It is strongly recommended that GPs and emergency departments:

  • Opportunistically vaccinate patients born since 1966 who do not have 2 documented MMRs or proven serological immunity.
  • Be alert and prepared for the presentation of potential measles cases

To read the full Urgent Public Health Alert please click here.