People are people urged to watch out for measles symptoms by health authorities after four people carried the disease into NSW.
Four infected travellers, including two children, travelled to NSW on flights from Cairns and from Delhi in India last week.
On March 28, two people arrived by a Virgin flight. One person was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital’s emergency department on the night of March 29.
Two children, who most likely caught the highly infectious disease in India, travelled on flight AI302, carried via Tiger Airlines, from Delhi to Sydney on March 30.
They visited a medical centre in Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospital while infectious on Saturday.
NSW Health said people who hadn’t been vaccinated or who hadn’t received two doses of the measles vaccine should be on alert for the disease. Symptoms include; fever, sore eyes, coughing and a rash spreading from the head and neck.
“If you develop the symptoms of measles, seek medical advice,” NSW Health communicable diseases director Dr Vicky Sheppeard said on Wednesday. “Please call ahead to your doctor or emergency department so that arrangements can be made to keep you away from others to minimise the risk of infection.”
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