Ebola in West Africa, Yellow Fever fear in Los Angeles, and now measles on a Jetstar aircraft carrying tourists from Indonesia home to Brisbane, Australia.
This is a call for passengers that went on Jetstar flight JQ46 from Den Pasar to Brisbane on Wednesday, October 15 to carefully monitor for symptoms of the highly contagious disease.
Acting Senior Director of Australia Communicable Diseases, Dr Alun Richards, said measles was highly contagious among people who were not fully immunized.
It is spread through coughing and sneezing, and symptoms can include fever, tiredness, runny nose, cough and sore red eyes which usually last for several days before a red, blotchy rash appears.
Complications can include an ear infection and diarrhea as well as more serious and potentially life threatening conditions such as pneumonia or swelling of the brain.
Passengers who may have been exposed to measles on this flight could expect symptoms to appear any time between October 23 and November 3.
Local public health units will be contacting passengers who were seated closest to the infected passengers.
People born during or after 1966 who have not received the two doses of measles vaccine are at highest risk, he said.
People born before 1966 are usually immune because they are likely to have been exposed to measles during childhood.