Measles alert 2 October

Macquarie Park, Epping, North Ryde, Royal North Shore Hospital

Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) is advising people to be alert for signs and symptoms of measles after a man spent time in the area while infectious.

The man, an international resident, acquired the infection overseas, either in Brazil, or New Zealand, where large outbreaks are ongoing.

Details of the exposure sites and times can be found in the NSLHD measles alert.

People in the same locations at the same time as the man should be alert for symptoms until 18 October 2019.

 

Measles alert 26 September

Sydney CBD, Inner West, and Public Transport

NSW Health has issued an alert advising people to be alert for symptoms of measles following the third locally acquired case in Sydney, with no links to known measles cases.​

The woman, in her twenties, is believed to have been infectious from Wednesday 11 September to Tuesday 24 September, and spent time in a number of locations in the CBD, Inner West, and on public transport during this time.

People in the same locations at the same times as the woman should be alert for signs and symptoms of measles for 18 days after the exposure. A full list of exposure details is provided in these tables.

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Measles alert 20 September

Western Sydney, Doltone House, Enfield

NSW Health is reminding all people to ensure they have received two doses of measles vaccine, following a second locally acquired case in Sydney, with no links to known measles cases.    

The man in his thirties visited a number of locations in Western Sydney, including Parramatta Westfield and Kellyville High School, Doltone House at Hyde Park and a church in Enfield. Further details of the exposures can be found in the NSW Health media release.

People in the same locations at the same time as the man should be alert for signs and symptoms of measles until 7 October 2019.

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Measles alerts 18 September

Auburn Hospital Emergency Department and Maternity Ward, Mount Lewis

People who attended the Auburn Hospital, including the Emergency Department and Maternity Ward, and patrons at a Mount Lewis Restaurant are being advised to watch out for signs and symptoms of measles after a Western Sydney woman was diagnosed with the infection. Further information can be found in the Western Sydney Local Health District measles alert.

People in the same locations at the same time as the woman should be alert for symptoms of measles until 5 October 2019.

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Abu Dhabi to Brisbane flight, Brisbane Airport

An unvaccinated NSW resident diagnosed with measles following travel to the United Kingdom, was infectious on a flight from Abu Dhabi to Brisbane, and in the Brisbane Airport.

Passengers on Etihad Airlines flight EY484 which departed Abu Dhabi airport at 9:40pm on 13 September, and arrived at Brisbane airport at 5:45pm on 14 September, as well as people in the Brisbane International Airport on the evening of 14 September, should be alert for signs and symptoms of measles until 2 October 2019.  

 

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.

Further information

For more information about measles visit the measles home page.

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Page Updated: Wednesday 2 October 2019
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