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Measles warning for Sydney CBD

AAP logoAAP 6/12/2016

Sydney residents have been urged to be wary of measles after a person was struck down with the highly contagious disease.

The person had recently arrived from overseas and was staying in the Sydney CBD between November 26 and December 4.

The person visited the Sydney Hospital emergency department, several GP clinics in Sydney and Darlinghurst and a coffee shop in Ultimo while carrying the infection.

Symptoms of the airbone virus include fever, sore eyes and a cough followed by a red, blotchy rash three to four days later.

Parents of infants or others who are not fully vaccinated against measles have been urged to be on the lookout for symptoms.

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