​A measles outbreak has been reported in western Sydney. There have been 23 confirmed cases of measles in NSW with onset of symptoms in 2017, including 16​ locally acquired cases associated with the outbreak.

The cause of the locally acquired cases is most likely a person who was infected with the disease in Indonesia and spent time in the western Sydney area while infectious.

A highly effective measles vaccine has been freely available for many years and it is vital for everyone, including adults and children, to have two doses of the measles vaccine during their lifetime.

For more information please see our measles webpage

The latest cases visited the following locations while infectious:

​18 April Casula Central Medical Practice and Chemist Warehouse, Casula approx. 10am
​15 April ​Blacktown Hospital, approx. 7.30 - 8pm
​13, 15 and 17 April ​Liverpool Westfield, including an optometry practice
​14 April ​Rashays,  Darling Harbour​ (later in the afternoon)
​14 April ​Powerhouse museum  (early afternoon)
10 and 13 April​ Lawson shops, Lawson​​
10 April​ Marion Aged Care Facility, Leichhardt​
10 April​ Me Oi Vietnamese restaurant, Strathfield​
8 April
Virgin flight VA​965, Sydney to Brisbane
7 April
Local train & bus travel in western Sydney area
28 March to 4 April
The Auburn area, including Pharmacy 4 Less
3 April
NAS Medical Centre, Auburn
1 April 
Auburn Michel’s Patisserie
1 and 2 April
Westmead Children’s Hospital Emergency Department
1 April
Fairfield Hospital Emergency Department
28-30 March
Wyndham College, Quakers Hill
28-30 March
Local train between Flemington and Quakers Hill
26 and 31 March
Fairfield District Medical Centre
26 and 28 March
Tweed Heads Hospital emergency department
26 March - 11am-12:30pm
Hillsong Church, Bella Vista
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Current as at: Thursday 20 July 2017
Contact page owner: Communicable Diseases