Measles alert 13 December 2019

A measles alert has been issued after a man was diagnosed with the infection after returning from overseas. The man made several trips on public transport and spent time in a number of locations, including St George Hospital Emergency Department before being diagnosed with the infection.

Details of the potential exposure sites are available in the NSW Health media release.

People in the same locations at the same time as the man should be alert for symptoms until 30 December, as it can take up to 18 days for symptoms to develop following exposure.

People who have not received two doses of measles vaccine, especially pregnant women, infants, and people with suppressed immune systems should contact their local public health unit on 1300 066 055, as preventive treatments can be administered up to 6 days after exposure for highly susceptible people.

The locations listed pose no ongoing threat to the public.

Further information

For more information about measles visit the measles home page.

Page Updated: Friday 13 December 2019
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