Measles Alert – third case linked to Queenstown New Zealand

16 September 2019

 

NSW Health is again urging travelers to be fully vaccinated against measles after another case was identified in someone returning from Queenstown in New Zealand’s South Island.

The latest case, a young man from Sydney, is the third measles case in NSW in as many weeks linked to Queenstown. New Zealand is currently experiencing a widespread outbreak of measles with over 1100 cases notified this year, particularly from Auckland but also including 15 recent cases in Queenstown and nearby snowfields. 

The man is believed to have been infectious on the return flight to Sydney, and after his return he visited the Northern Beaches Hospital Medical Centre

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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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