Measles Alert – Sydney Airport and residents of Leumeah and Central Coast

12 June 2019

Cebu Pacific flight 5J 41

NSW Health is alerting Central Coast residents and people on a 25 May flight from the Philippines to Sydney to be aware of measles symptoms after an infant on the flight was diagnosed with the disease.

The infant, who is under 12 months of age, was infectious while on Cebu Pacific flight 5J 41 - which arrived from Manila at Sydney International Airport at 09:50am.

People in the same locations at the same time should be alert for signs and symptoms of measles until at least 18 June 2019. 

Cathay Pacific flight CX139

NSW Health is advising passengers on an international flight and a train between the International Airport and Leumeah to be alert for signs and symptoms of measles, after a man was diagnosed with the infection following return from Bangladesh.

The man, aged in his forties, whose vaccination status is unknown, was infectious on Cathay Pacific flight CX139 from Hong Kong to Sydney, which arrived at Sydney T1 International Terminal on Tuesday 28 May at 7:40pm.

People in the same locations at the same time should be alert for signs and symptoms of measles until at least 20 June 2019. 

While the risk of infection is low in fully-vaccinated people, anyone on these flight and at Sydney International Airport around the arrival time, including at baggage carousels and in customs areas, are advised to watch for symptoms, as it can take up to 18 days for symptoms to appear following exposure to a person with measles.

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