Measles alert - 24 August 2019

A third person has been diagnosed with measles following return from travel overseas. The unvaccinated man was infectious while on an international flight and at the Sydney International Airport.

Passengers on Etihad Airlines flight EY451 from Abu Dhabi to Sydney, arriving at Sydney Airport at 11:55pm on Friday 16 August, and people in the airport, including baggage carousels, customs and the arrivals area, in the early hours of the morning on Saturday 17 August, should watch for signs and symptoms of measles until 3 September 2019.

Measles alerts - 23 August 2019

Two new, unrelated cases of measles have been reported in NSW residents, recently returned from travel in South America and New Zealand.

A Hunter New England man in his forties, who reports receiving one dose of vaccine as a child, spent time in the Hornsby area while infectious.

An unvaccinated Blue Mountains woman, also in her forties, spent time in the CBD, and used public transport while infectious.

People in the following locations at the same times should be alert for signs and symptoms of measles until 8 September 2019.

Thursday 15 August

  • Train from Hazelbrook to Central departing at 7:15am (last carriage)
  • Train from Central to Wynyard arriving at around 9:00am
  • Plus Fitness gym, AON Tower, 201 Kent Street, Noon to 1:00pm
  • International Towers Sydney, Tower 2, 200 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
  • Pharmacy 4 Less Late Night Chemist, 171 Pacific Highway Hornsby, 3:30pm-4:00pm
  • Chef's Noodle Hornsby, 175 Peats Ferry Rd Hornsby, 3:30pm-4:00pm
  • Train from Wynyard to Central departing at 5:00pm.
  • Train from Central to Hazelbrook departing at 5:17pm (first carriage)

Friday 16 August

  • Train from Hazelbrook to Central departing at 7:15am (last carriage)
  • Train from Central to Wynyard arriving at around 9:00am
  • Plus Fitness gym, AON Tower, 201 Kent Street, Noon to 1:00pm
  • International Towers Sydney, Tower 2, 200 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
  • Hornsby Westfield, Seafood@Hornsby and the food court, at lunchtime
  • Train from Wynyard to Central departing at 5:00pm
  • Train from Central to Hazelbrook departing at 5:17pm (first carriage)

Monday 19 August

  • Hazelbrook shops, including IGA and the Pharmacy, mid morning

None of the locations listed pose any ongoing risk. It can take up to 18 days for symptoms to appear following exposure to a person with measles.  People experiencing symptoms of measles should seek medical care, but call ahead to notify staff so that measures can be taken to limit their exposure to other people upon arrival.

Further information

For more information about measles visit the measles home page.

Page Updated: Saturday 24 August 2019
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