The man is
believed to have been infectious on two flights:
- 29 June - Tiger Airways flight TT609 from Gold Coast
Airport to Sydney Airport Terminal 2, arriving at 11.25am
- 2 July - Jetstar flight JQ420 from Sydney Airport
Terminal 2 to the Gold Coast departing at 10.20am.
While in NSW,
the man spent time in the following places while infectious:
- Train from Domestic Airport to Circular Quay,
- Café Rossini, Circular Quay, between 3:00pm and 4:00pm
- Ferry from Circular Quay to Manly, departing 4:00pm
- Blue Water Café, 28 South Steyne, Manly, around 4:30pm
- Ferry from Manly to Circular Quay, departing 6:00pm
Monday 1 July
- Bus 599 to Berowra station, around 9:30am
- Train from Berowra to Wynyard Station departing 9:50am
- The Rocks Discovery Museum, Kendall Lane, The Rocks,
between 11:00am and 12:00pm
- The Australian Hotel, 100 Cumberland St, The Rocks at
- Starbuck’s at Hyde Park (Pacific Power Building) at
- McDonald’s at Circular Quay at 5:00pm
- Train from City Circle to Berowra Station departing
- Bus 599 from Berowra Station around 7:20pm
Tuesday 2 July
- Train from Central Station to Domestic Airport
Health is following up potential exposures after the man’s arrival to the Gold Coast.
The man is believed to have acquired the measles infection in Thailand.
Director of Communicable Diseases Dr Vicky Sheppeard said none of the locations
visited by the man pose an ongoing risk.
It can take up
to 18 days for symptoms to appear following exposure to a person with measles. People
in the same places at the same time as the man should be alert for signs and
symptoms of measles until 20 July.
watch out for include fever, sore eyes and a cough followed three or four days
later by a red, blotchy rash that spreads from the head to the rest of the
body,” Dr Sheppeard said.
develops symptoms of measles should phone their GP to ensure they don’t wait
alongside other patients before seeing their doctor.
measles-mumps-rubella vaccine is safe and effective protection against measles,”
Two doses of
measles vaccine provides lifelong protection in 99 out of 100 people who are
“It’s free for
anyone born during or after 1966 who hasn’t already had two doses. If you’re
unsure whether you’ve had two doses, it’s safe to have another.”
highly contagious and is spread in the air through coughing or sneezing by
someone who is unwell with the disease.
While the risk
of infection is low in fully-vaccinated people, health experts urge anyone who
comes into contact with someone who has measles to remain alert for symptoms.
develop they should limit their exposure to others and seek medical care.
children from potentially deadly diseases is a key priority for the NSW
Government, which has invested approximately $130 million in the 2019-20 Immunisation
Program budget, including Commonwealth and state vaccines.
Annual Immunisation Coverage Report shows vaccination rates in NSW are at their
highest level ever, with more than 95% of five year olds vaccinated against
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