Measles alert 22 January 2020

  • Locations: Mount Annan
  • Time period of concern: 20 January 2020

South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) has issued a measles alert advising people who attended the Mount Annan marketplace on Monday 20 January to be alert for signs and symptoms of measles, after a returned traveller was diagnosed with the infection.

People in the Marketplace at the same time as the man should be alert for symptoms until 7 February 2020, as it can take up to 18 days for symptoms to present following exposure to measles.

Further information about the exposure can be found in the  SWSLHD media release.

The location poses no ongoing risk to the public.

Measles alert 16 January 2020

  • Locations: Drummoyne
  • Time period of concern: 13 January 2020

NSW Health is urging people to ensure they have received two doses of measles vaccine following a further two locally acquired cases of the infection. A total of nine people who acquired their infection in NSW have been reported since Christmas 2019. Details of potential exposure sites can be found in the NSW Health media release.

People in the same location at the same time should be alert for signs and symptoms of measles until 31 January as is can take up to 18 days for symptoms to present following exposure to measles.

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 risk to the public. ​​​​​​​
 

Measles alert 10 January 2020

  • Locations: St Peters, Matraville, Sydenham
  • Time period of concern: Sunday 5 January to Wednesday 9 January 2020

A measles alert has been issued after a man was diagnosed with the infection. The man spent time in St Peters, Sydenham and Matraville while infectious. Details of potential exposure sites and times 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 27 January as it can take up to 18 days for symptoms to develop following exposure to measles.

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 risk to the public. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Further infor​mation

For more information about measles visit the measles home page.

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Page Updated: Friday 24 January 2020
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