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Measles alert triggered by child who traveled to various places while infected with disease

March 26, 2018
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A MEASLES alert has been issued for parts of Sydney after an infant who contracted the disease overseas visited various places throughout the city.

A MEASLES alert has been issued for parts of Sydney after an infant who contracted the disease overseas visited various places throughout the city.

The child was too young to be vaccinated and developed measles after returning from a trip to South Asia, according to a statement from NSW Health.

The infant is now isolated and recovering at home but there are fears for members of the public who may have come into contact with the child after it was taken to various places in the CBD and outer suburbs and travelled on a train from Bankstown to St James station between March 16-21. The child also visited: The Wesley Conference Centre on Sydney’s Pitt St; the Rickard Road Medical Centre and Chemist in Bankstown and the suburb’s Emergency Department during that same period.

Measles is highly contagious and is spread in the air through coughing or sneezing by someone who is unwell with the disease.

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Published by: News.com 23/3/2018