New measles alert for Sydney

Paul Hayes

25/01/2019 10:08:07 AM

A baby is the ninth person in Sydney to be diagnosed with measles in recent weeks, prompting another alert from NSW Health.

The infected infant travelled on a number of Sydney trains on Wednesday 16 January.
The infected infant travelled on a number of Sydney trains on Wednesday 16 January.

The infant girl, who is under 12 months of age, is believed to have contracted the disease while travelling in south-east Asia. She is too young to have received routine vaccinations prior to travel.
The baby visited a number of places upon return to Sydney:

  • Wednesday 16 January 
    • Train from Ingleburn to St James Station 2.23–3.20 pm 
    • The Strand Arcade, 412–414 George Street, Sydney, 3.30–4.00 pm
    • Escape Hunt, Foyer and Mission Room 2, 4/393 George Street, Sydney, 4.00–5.15pm
    • Harts Pub, Essex and Gloucester streets, The Rocks, 5.30–7.30pm
    • The Art Gallery NSW, Art Gallery Road, Sydney, 8.45–9.15pm
    • Train from Martin Place to Town Hall Station 9.15–9.25 pm 
    • Aqua S, 27/501 George Street, Sydney, 9.40–10.00 pm
    • Train from Town Hall to Ingleburn Station 9.45–11.06 pm 
  • ​Thursday 17 January       ​
    • The Macarthur Tavern, corner Gilchrist Drive and Killicar Road, Campbelltown, 10.30 am – 1.30 pm
  • ​Friday 18 January            
    • North Break Cafe, 1/1 Park Road, Woonona , 4.00–4.30 pm
    • Pizza Pasta Please Restaurant, 4 Rennie Road, Campbelltown, 7.00–8.30 pm
  • ​Saturday 19 January      
    • Fashion Spree, 5 Viscount Place, Liverpool, 3.30–5.00 pm
  • ​Sunday 20 January          
    • Officeworks, 34 Queen Street, Campbelltown, 11.30 am – 12.00 pm
    • Campbelltown Mall, 271 Queen Street, Campbelltown, 12.00–2.30 pm
  • ​Monday 21 January        
    • First Care Medical Centre, 14/100 The Pkwy, Bradbury, 12.45–1.10 pm
    • Bradbury Village Pharmacy, 100 The Pkwy, Bradbury, 1.10–1.15 pm
NSW Health has urged anyone who visited these locations to watch out for symptoms – including fever, sore eyes and cough, followed by a red, blotchy rash – until February 8.
‘If you develop symptoms please call ahead to your GP so that you do not wait in the waiting room with other patients,’ Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director of NSW Health’s Communicable Diseases Branch, said.
NSW Health is also encouraging people planning travel with children under the age of 12 months to discuss their travel plans with their doctor.
This latest case follows a number of recent measles cases in Sydney, as well as one in Melbourne.

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