Measles alert – three new cases of measles in NSW

2 September 2019

 

NSW Health is urging people to vaccinate against measles before overseas travel after a third person has been diagnosed with measles following return from travel overseas.

An unvaccinated man was infectious while on an international flight from Abu Dhabi to Sydney. A further two unrelated cases of measles have been reported in NSW residents recently returned from travel in South America and New Zealand.

Several locations in Sydney were visited by these three cases while unknowingly infectious. For details about theselocationssee full articles:

None of the locations listed pose any ongoing risk. It can take up to 18 days for symptoms to appear following exposure to a person with measles. People experiencing symptoms of measles should seek medical care, but call ahead to notify staff so that measures can be taken to limit their exposure to other people upon arrival.

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