Measles Alert – CBD and Inner West

1 October 2019

NSW Health are advising people to be alert for symptoms of measles after a local woman in her twenties was diagnosed with the infection.

The woman had not travelled prior to her illness making this the third locally acquired case in Sydney, with no links to previously identified measles cases.

Measles is extremely infectious, and anyone born during or after 1966 needs to ensure that they have received two measles shots. The measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is safe and highly effective, with two doses providing lifelong protection in 99 out of 100 people who are vaccinated – as advised by the NSW Health Acting Director of Communicable Diseases

The womanspent time in a number of locations in the CBD, Inner West, and on public transport while infectious.For more details and locations  affected, see articles:

People in the same locations at the same times should be alert for signs and symptoms of measles until 18 days have passed since the exposure. This could be up until 12 October 2019.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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