Measles still in the region
A SECOND case of measles has been confirmed in the Whitsundays.
A 34-year-old Proserpine has contracted the highly-infectious virus after coming in contact with the first case of a tourist in mid-March.
Doctors are urging all members of the community watch for symptoms.
DOCTORS are urging Whitsundays residents to be vigilant about measles symptoms after a Proserpine woman tested positive to the disease.
Public health physician Dr Steven Donohue said weekend laboratory tests confirmed the 34-year-old from Proserpine had measles after coming in contact with the first case in mid-March.
The woman is in a stable condition in Proserpine Hospital, and another tourist who had travelled in the Whitsundays had also been infectious in Cairns.
Dr Donohue said the second cases were an indication of how contagious measles is.
Initial symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, runny nose, moist cough and sore and red eyes.
This is followed a few days later by a blotchy red rash.
The rash often starts on the face then becomes widespread.
If you have been to any of these places at these times and are not vaccinated, you should contact your GP.