Measles exposure risk to thousands in Vic, Qld

Health warnings have been issued in both states after it was discovered the 26-year-old from East Brunswick was in Brisbane from July 27–31 before flying home to Melbourne where he was eventually diagnosed on Saturday.

Authorities fear he may have infected others and are warning people to be on alert for symptoms.

In Brisbane, he visited Fairfield Shopping Centre, a restaurant in Sunnybank and the Brisbane domestic airport.

In Melbourne, he went to a number of public places, including the Hoyts cinema at Northland on 1 August.

Queensland's chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young said large numbers of people had potentially been exposed and further measles cases could present in Brisbane or anywhere in Queensland over the next few weeks.

Queensland Health staff are contacting people known to have been in close contact with the man, who was put into isolation at the Royal Melbourne Hospital until his discharge on Wednesday.

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