An alert has been issued after an individual contaminated with measles attended Melbourne Airport in the course of the college holidays.

The returned abroad traveller handed by means of the worldwide terminal and the Qantas home terminal from 6.20am to 9.50am on July 3 earlier than flying to Queensland.

Victoria’s well being division says anybody who was at terminal one or terminal two throughout that point ought to monitor for signs till July 21.

Queensland’s Division of Well being beforehand issued a measles alert regarding an individual who travelled from Melbourne to Brisbane on flight QF610 on July 3.

An inventory of publicity websites recognized in Brisbane between July 3 and July 14 included retailers, a service station and a bakery.

Measles is extremely infectious and the sickness normally begins with signs equivalent to a cough, conjunctivitis, runny nostril and fever adopted by a rash on the face which spreads to the remainder of the physique.

Victoria’s chief well being officer Brett Sutton stated current instances of the illness had occurred in individuals who weren’t absolutely vaccinated and travelled abroad or have been involved with just lately returned travellers.

Professor Sutton urged anybody planning on heading abroad to make sure they have been immunised towards measles, mumps and rubella.