Second measles case in Sydney’s north – The Australian

A second case of measles has been diagnosed on Sydney’s northern beaches after a traveller brought the vaccine-preventable disease back from New Zealand.NSW Health has warned that the newly-infected person visited a number of locations on Tuesday including a local high school, Northern Beaches Hospital and Warringah Mall.The person travelled by bus to Warringah Mall and Allambie Heights.People who visited those locations on that day should be alert to measles symptoms until September 29.But Dr Michael Staff from the Northern Sydney Local Health District said none of the locations posed an ongoing risk.The public health unit has already followed up with the high school to prevent further spread.”It can take up to 18 days for symptoms to appear following exposure to a person with measles. Anyone who develops symptoms should arrange to see their GP and call ahead to ensure they don’t wait alongside other patients,” Dr Staff said.”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.”
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