The measles carrier visited Movie World on the Gold Coast on Monday. Picture: Jerad Williams
The measles carrier visited Movie World on the Gold Coast on Monday. Picture: Jerad Williams

Measles alert: Carrier visits theme park, shopping centres

VISITORS to Movie World, four major Gold Coast shopping centres, a church and a lighthouse are being warned they may have come into contact with a measles carrier.

Gold Coast Health has issued the alert today in the latest in a spate of measles alarms.

They say a person unknowingly contagious with the measles virus visited the Elevation Church at Tweed at Tweed Heads last Sunday, Movie World and The Strand shopping centre at Coolangatta on Monday, Bunnings at Oxenford and the Food Court at Harbour Town on Tuesday and Coles Pimpama and Noosa including the Double Island Point lighthouse on Wednesday.

"Members of the public who were in these areas on these dates need to be alert for symptoms of measles for the next three weeks," Gold Coast Health said.

"The initial signs and symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, runny nose, moist cough and sore red eyes.

"This is followed a few days later by a blotchy, red rash which often starts on the face and then becomes widespread over the body.

"If you have any of the measles signs or 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 spreading it to others."


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