Measles Alert Issued After Infectious Baby Visits Many Sydney Locations

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Measles Alert Issued After Infectious Baby Visits Many Sydney Locations Twitter - @NSWHealth

NSW Health has issued a measles alert after an infant visited numerous popular Sydney destinations whilst infected.

The child is understood to have not been vaccinated.

They developed the illness after recently arriving in Sydney from South East Asia.

Areas travelled to include:

  • Friday 17/8 - bus from Marayong to Blacktown station and a train to Circular Quay station. Then to Taronga Zoo wharf, the Opera House, Botanical Gardens, Darling Harbour, Chinatown.
  • Saturday 18/8 - Siesta Villa East Jindabyne and Perisher Ski Resort. 
  • Sunday 19/8 - Papparich and Coles in Canberra Centre. Then Lindt Chocolate Factory in Marsden Park.

“The time from exposure to the disease to the onset of symptoms is typically about 10 days but can be as long as 18 days so people should be alert to symptoms until 6 September,” Director Communicable Diseases at NSW Health Dr Vicky Sheppeard said.

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