NSW Health has issued another measles warning, this time for suburbs in Sydney’s north. An infected person contracted the illness either in Brazil or New Zealand and visited a number of locations while infectious.
Some of the locations they visited between September 25 and September 30 while infectious are: Macquarie Shopping Centre; Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards; Macquarie University Station; Epping Station; North Ryde Station; Chicken on Oxford, Epping; Coles, Pacific Epping; Harvey Norman, North Ryde; and Domayne, North Ryde.
None of the locations pose a current ongoing risk but NSW Health reminds people who visited the area on those dates to be alert for measles symptoms until Wednesday October 19. It can take up to 18 days for symptoms to present following exposure.
Symptoms to 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.
NSW Health reminds everyone that vaccination against measles is safe, free for anyone born during or after 1966 who doesn’t have two documented doses of measles vaccine, and readily available.