Queensland Health battles three outbreaks

So far, 130 people, including 55 nursing home patients, have been hit by a norovirus outbreak in Ipswich and on the Sunshine Coast.

Authorities have also confirmed 35 cases of Escherichia coli infection originating from animals at Brisbane's Ekka Show last month.

In addition, a 17-year-old Caboolture schoolgirl has become the fourth person to contract measles in Queensland in as many weeks.

The measles outbreak has spread along Australia's east coast by travellers moving between Queensland, NSW and Victoria.

Queensland Health acting Senior Director Stephen Lambert says while he wouldn't rank which outbreak was the most severe, measles was the most contagious.

Mr Lambert said measles could be spread up to two hours after an infected person has left the room due to airborne droplets.

The latest infected person had been to Movieworld and Seaworld on the Gold Coast, Caboolture High School, various shopping centres and the