A passenger travelling from Bangkok to Launceston contracted the highly infectious disease last week.
Australian Medical Association state president Tim Greenaway said since then three other adults had caught the disease after being in the vicinity of the first case.
“It’s my understanding that they were exposed to the index case in the emergency department at the Launceston General Hospital,” he said.
“It behoves people if they think that over the weekend they may have contracted measles, if they have a fever, cough or conjunctivitis, a blotchy rash, to ring ahead to their doctor or the emergency department.
“[Then] the medical staff can prepare to assess those patients safely because measles is highly infectious.”
Published by: ABC News, 20/05/2016