Medic may have unknowingly spread measles while on the job
The Queensland Ambulance Service paramedic was carrying the contagious virus while transporting patients to four hospitals
International Business Times
MORETON ISLAND, Queensland — Thousands of people could have been at risk for contracting measles after a Queensland Ambulance Service paramedic from Queensland was unknowingly carrying the contagious illness while attending to four Brisbane hospitals last week.
The 32-year-old man had been working the past five days on Moreton Island, transporting patients to and from both private and public hospitals in Southeast Queensland, Courier Mail reports. As he was working on May 11 and 12, the man had been to Princess Alexandra Hospital, Lady Cliento Children’s Hospital, Greenslopes Private Hospital and QEII Hospital on several occasions.
State chief health officer Jeannette Young warns those who may have been exposed to visit their doctor and get vaccination if necessary. Measles is a very serious disease and the man who contracted the illness is now very unwell, she said in a report by Brisbane Times.