Measles is currently circulating in the community.
Measles is a highly infectious illness that can have serious complications such as pneumonia (lung infection) and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). You need two doses of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine to be protected. Check your own and your child's vaccination history with your GP today.
Early symptoms include fever, runny nose, tiredness and sore, red eyes. This is followed by a blotchy red rash, which often starts on the face before becoming wide spread.
For more information, visit the Queensland Health website or call 13HEALTH.