NSW Health Issues Measles Alert In Sydney
A Measles alert has been issued by NSW Health for a several locations across Sydney after a baby contracted the infection while on holiday in Sri Lanka.
It’s reported that the child visited a number of venues across the city and Sydney’s west between January 16 and 21 after returning from overseas.
The infant is too young to receive the measles vaccination, which is typically given at 12 and 18 months.
It’s reported that on January 16 the child caught a train from Ingleburn in the city’s south-west to St James station in the CBD before visiting several venues.
These venues include The Strand Arcade, Escape Hunt escape room, Harts Pub in The Rocks and The Art Gallery of NSW.
The trip then continued on a train from Martin Place to Town Hall where the infected infant visited Aqua S soft serve on George Street.
On January 17 the baby was taken to MacArthur Tavern in Campbelltown and the following day to North Break Cafe in Wonona and Pizza Pasta Please in Campbelltown.
That weekend on Saturday January 19 the child went to Fashion Spree in Liverpool. On Sunday the baby also went to Campbelltown Officeworks, Campbelltown Mall, First Care Medical Centre in Bradbury, and Bradbury Village Pharmacy.
NSW Health have warned anyone who may have visited one of these areas visited by the infected child to keep an eye out for any sings or symptoms of the disease.
Anything from a fever to sore eyes, coughing and rashes can be a symptom of Measles and at times they may not appear until up to 18 days later.
For more information visit health.nsw.gov.au