NSW Health has issued a measles warning for a number of Sydney locations after a baby was infected while on holiday in Sri Lanka. On its return the infant visited several venues in the city and in Sydney’s west between January 16 and 21.
The child is too young for the measles vaccination, which is typically given in two doses at 12 and 18 months.
On January 16 the child travelled on a train from Ingleburn, 40 kilometres south-west of the city, to St James station in the CBD. It then visited The Strand Arcade, Escape Hunt escape room, Harts Pub in The Rocks and The Art Gallery of NSW. It then caught a train from Martin Place to Town Hall before visiting Aqua S soft serve on George Street.
The following day it went to the MacArthur Tavern in Campbelltown, and on January 18 to North Break Cafe in Wonona and Pizza Pasta Please, also in Campbelltown.
On Saturday January 19 the baby visited Fashion Spree in Liverpool. On Sunday, the baby was taken to Campbelltown Officeworks, Campbelltown Mall, First Care Medical Centre in Bradbury, and Bradbury Village Pharmacy.
People who were in the areas visited by the child are urged by NSW Health to keep an eye out for signs and symptoms of the disease – which include fever, sore eyes, coughing and rashes – until February 9. The time from exposure to onset of symptoms is 18 days.
For more information visit health.nsw.gov.au