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    'Extremely contagious': Child becomes third case of measles in Sydney
    Kate Aubusson
    By Kate Aubusson
    2 January 2019 — 6:23pm

    A child has become the third person diagnosed with measles in Sydney in five days, as health authorities warn the public to watch for symptoms of the highly infectious disease.

    On Wednesday evening NSW Health reported it had been notified that a child had presented to Royal North Shore Hospital's emergency department with measles...

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    Measles alert after infected man flies to Brisbane
    Lydia Lynch
    By Lydia Lynch
    7 January 2019 — 3:23pm

    Health officials warn a confirmed case of measles has been identified in Brisbane.

    A measles alert has been issued after an unknowingly infectious man flew from China to Brisbane on Saturday...

    ...Passengers who arrived in Brisbane on China Southern Airlines flight CZ 381 from Guangzhou on the morning of January 5 are urged to be alert for signs of the highly infectious disease.

    The man also visited the Prince Charles Hospital Emergency Department from noon to about 10.30pm on Saturday.

    Metro North Public Health physician Megan Young said anyone who was on the flight, or at Brisbane International Airport between 8:30am and 10am on Saturday, should seek medical advice if they develop symptoms...


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      Second Brisbane measles alert in 24 hours
      Lydia Lynch
      By Lydia Lynch
      8 January 2019 — 2:28pm
      Health officials warn a second confirmed case of measles has been identified in Brisbane within 24 hours.
      An Ipswich area woman had visited areas in Ipswich and Brisbane before she realised she was infectious.

      A second case of measles has been confirmed in Brisbane.

      West Moreton Health public health physician Vicki Slinko said residents in the Brisbane and Ipswich areas should be alert for symptoms over the next couple of weeks.

      The woman took the 444 bus from Indooroopilly to South Bank on Friday nigh, where she visited the Max Brenner chocolate bar.

      Dr Slinko warned due to South Bank's popularity, others were likely to have been exposed to the woman...


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        Urgent measles alert issued after Perth Zoo and IKEA store outbreak
        By 9News Staff
        10:00pm Jan 9, 2019

        Adults and children in Western Australia have been put on alert for a measles outbreak connected to two popular Perth locations.

        The Western Australian Government’s Department of Health today issued an urgent alert after confirming a case of the illness in a person who visited the Perth Zoo and the IKEA store at Innaloo.

        The alert said both children and adults who visited the zoo on New Year’s Day or the IKEA store about lunchtime on January 2 could have been affected and at risk up until January 20...


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          Fifth Case Of Measles Recorded In NSW
          fifth case of measles has been reported in NSW, with the infected man having visited bars, a shopping centre and a gym in inner Sydney.

          The unvaccinated man, aged in his 20s, developed measles this week nine days after his first exposure to the disease, carried by a child visiting from Thailand.

          Darling Harbour bar Bungalow 8, Albion Place Hotel, Anytime Fitness Newtown and Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre are among the places he visited while infectious between January 4 and 9...

          ...The man's itinerary included:

          Bungalow 8 from 7pm Friday to 3am Saturday
          a train from Newtown to Town Hall, time at Albion Place Hotel and a bus to
          King St Newtown between 7pm and 11.30pm on Saturday
          Anytime Fitness Newtown on Monday (5-7pm) and Tuesday (5-6pm)
          Marrickville Metro from 1.30 to 2.30pm on Wednesday
          Service NSW Marrickville from 1.45pm and 2pm on Wednesday...


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            Measles warning for passengers on Qantas flight from Manila to Sydney
            By Kate Aubusson
            14 January 2019 — 3:57pm

            Passengers on a Qantas flight that landed in Sydney on Friday morning have been warned that a fellow passenger was infectious with measles.

            The man in his 20s travelled on Flight QF20 from Manila, which landed at Sydney Airport at 6.30am on January 11, NSW Health said.

            He developed measles while he was in the Philippines and was diagnosed with the highly infectious disease after returning home to Sydney.

            It is the sixth case of measles reported in Sydney in the past three weeks - all due to people returning, or visiting, from countries where measles is prevalent.

            People who were on QF20 or at Sydney Airport's international terminal early on Friday should be alert for measles symptoms, which may manifest over the next two weeks - until January 29. The time from exposure to the onset of symptoms is 10 - 18 days, a NSW Health alert advised on Monday.

            The man also visited Leichhardt Medical and Dental Centre on January 12 and isolation measures were put in place...

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            Measles alert after man visits Melbourne hospital
            by Denis Bedoya | Jan 14, 2019 | News

            The Victorian health authority is urging visitors to Box Hill Hospital to be alert after an infected man visited the premises multiple times last week.

            The man, aged in his 20s, developed symptoms late last week, The Department of Health and Human Services said in an official statement this afternoon.

            He visited the hospital, located on Arnold Street, on the following dates:

            Thursday 10 January: Box Hill Hospital (8.00am to 9.30pm) including lunch in the onsite café, Zouki Cafeteria;

            Friday 11 January: Box Hill Hospital (8.00am to 6.30pm) including lunch in the onsite café, Zouki Cafeteria;

            Saturday 12 January: Box Hill Hospital (8.00am to 9.30pm) including lunch in the onsite café, Zouki Cafeteria;

            Sunday 12 January: Box Hill Hospital (8.00am to 10.00am)...


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              Two unvaccinated children with measles on flight to Sydney
              Kate Aubusson
              By Kate Aubusson
              15 January 2019 — 4:47pm

              Two unvaccinated children have been diagnosed with measles in Sydney after returning from a trip to Sri Lanka, health authorities say.

              The children diagnosed on Tuesday bring the number of Sydney measles cases to eight in the past three weeks, prompting NSW Health to again warn people to be alert for symptoms of the highly infectious disease

              The children - their ages undisclosed - were on Singapore Airlines flight SQ221 from Singapore, arriving in Sydney at 7.40am on Friday January 11, according to a NSW Health alert.
              The children diagnosed on Tuesday bring the number of Sydney measles cases to eight in the past three weeks.

              The children diagnosed on Tuesday bring the number of Sydney measles cases to eight in the past three weeks.

              They were also on a train from Sydney International Airport via Central station, which arrived at Meadowbank at 9.30am the same day.

              The children were taken to Ryde Hospital on Sunday, between 7.40am and 9.30am. They also spent time at Carlingford Epping Surgery General Practice on Monday between 9.30am and 10.30am, Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology, at 5 Lloyds Avenue, Carlingford at 10.30am and 27 Rembrandt St Carlingford at 10.50am on Monday...


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                Measles warning sounded for businesses in Perth and Albany
                17 January 2019 — 2:55pm

                A measles alert has been issued for south-west Western Australia after an infected person visited several public venues in Perth and Albany.

                The person was infectious while in Perth on January 11 before visiting Albany between January 12 and 14, the Department of Health said in a statement on Wednesday.

                Communicable diseases medical advisor Professor Paul Effler said people who visited the two cities should watch for symptoms of the disease until the end of January.

                In Perth, the person visited Claremont Quarter shopping centre and Foxy Nails in the southern Perth suburb of Bull Creek on January 11.

                They then travelled 400km to Albany where they attended locations including the Emu Point Cafe, Rustler's Steakhouse and the White Star Hotel...


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                  Posted on January 25, 2019 by Olivia Esveld

                  A Measles alert has been issued by NSW Health for a several locations across Sydney after a baby contracted the infection while on holiday in Sri Lanka.

                  It’s reported that the child visited a number of venues across the city and Sydney’s west between January 16 and 21 after returning from overseas.

                  The infant is too young to receive the measles vaccination, which is typically given at 12 and 18 months.

                  It’s reported that on January 16 the child caught a train from Ingleburn in the city’s south-west to St James station in the CBD before visiting several venues.

                  These venues include The Strand Arcade, Escape Hunt escape room, Harts Pub in The Rocks and The Art Gallery of NSW.

                  The trip then continued on a train from Martin Place to Town Hall where the infected infant visited Aqua S soft serve on George Street.

                  On January 17 the baby was taken to MacArthur Tavern in Campbelltown and the following day to North Break Cafe in Wonona and Pizza Pasta Please in Campbelltown.

                  That weekend on Saturday January 19 the child went to Fashion Spree in Liverpool. On Sunday the baby also went to Campbelltown Officeworks, Campbelltown Mall, First Care Medical Centre in Bradbury, and Bradbury Village Pharmacy...


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                    Measles alert issued from Perth down to Mandurah
                    February 1st, 2019, 07:45PMWritten by Staff Writer Western Suburbs Weekly News

                    Residents from Perth to Mandurah are at risk of catching measles asked to be alert to the risk of measles after a person with the illness travelled on public transport and visited multiple venues in the metropolitan area earlier this week...

                    Secret Harbour:
                    Sunday, January 27, at Woolworths on Secret Harbour Blvd between 8am and 4pm

                    Tuesday, January 29, at the Reid Library of the University of Western Australia between 8am – 5:45pm

                    Wednesday, January 30, at the Robertson Library of Curtin University between 11:15am – 2:15pm

                    On Transperth buses (950, 100 and 101) and Mandurah train:
                    Tuesday, January 29, train from Aubin Grove to Perth between 07:15 – 8:10am, and train from Perth to Mandurah between 5:45 – 6:40pm
                    Tuesday, January 29, bus 950 from Elizabeth Quay to QEII Medical Centre between 7:40 – 8:40am, and from UWA to Morley between 5:20pm – 6:30pm
                    Wednesday, January 30, on train from Aubin Grove to Perth between 10:25 – 11:15am, and from Canning Bridge to Mandurah between 2:20-3:15pm
                    Wednesday, January 30 on bus 100 between Canning Bridge and Cannington between 10:50-11:40am, and bus 101 from Curtin University to Canning Bridge between 2-2:50pm.


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                      Perth: Measles alert for Raine Square, airport travellers
                      February 5th, 2019, 01:30PM Written by Matt Zis Southern Gazette News

                      PEOPLE who travelled to Perth from Singapore last Tuesday morning or visited Raine Square in the city the following day need to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles after another confirmed diagnosis of the illness.

                      A passenger who took the Singapore Airlines flight on Tuesday, January 29, having connected from a flight from the Philippines the previous day, is the latest confirmed case in Perth.

                      They shopped at Coles in Raine Square late morning on Wednesday, January 30.

                      Advice from the WA Department of Health advice suggests only people who visited either location within 30 minutes of the affected person being there could be at risk and that there was no risk of acquiring measles from visiting Perth International Airport or Raine Square outside of these times...


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                        Warning after passenger with measles travelled through Sydney
                        By Laura Chung
                        February 8, 2019 — 9.54pm

                        Passengers who were at Sydney Airport on February 3 are being urged to keep an eye out for measles symptoms after potentially contracting the disease from an infectious traveller.

                        The ill passenger was on Qatar Airways flight QR906 from Doha to Sydney, which departed Doha on February 2 and arrived at Sydney International Airport at 6.25am on February 3.

                        The passenger was then in the international transit lounge until approximately 9am before taking flight QR906 to Canberra.

                        Passengers on the flight or who were in the airport's international transit lounge at the same time are advised to watch for signs and symptoms of measles until February 21...

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                        Third case of measles confirmed in Canberra since December
                        By Daniella White
                        February 8, 2019 — 5.47pm

                        The third case of measles within two months has been confirmed in Canberra with authorities urging the community to be aware of symptoms.

                        ACT public health physician Dr Kerryn Coleman said the resident acquired the infection on a recent overseas trip. It is not linked to the previous two cases.

                        The person attended Canberra Airport between 10am and 11am on Sunday while infectious.

                        “Anyone who was at the Canberra Airport on that Sunday should be aware for signs and symptoms of measles from now until 24 February 2019," Dr Coleman said...


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                          Measles cases trigger alert
                          Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser
                          Monday, 11 February 2019 2:00AM

                          Health authorities are warning people in the Great Southern after further cases of measles have been confirmed.

                          People in the area are being asked to be alert to developing measles symptoms until mid-February following a confirmation of two further cases of measles.

                          WA Country Health said exposure in Albany occurred in the Albany Plaza shopping precinct on Friday, February 1 from 11am to 1pm.

                          Exposure in Katanning occurred on the Australia Day long weekend and, in particular, those attending Woolworths on Saturday, January 26, from 1 to 2 pm...


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                            Measles alert for Melbourne school, burger restaurant after teen contracts the disease
                            By Ed Bourke
                            February 14, 2019 — 5.16pm

                            A second measles alert has been issued in as many days, this time for a Point Cook school, a burger restaurant and a kebab shop, after a teenage girl contracted the disease.

                            The Health Department has issued an alert for anyone who may have come into contact with the girl, who recently returned from a trip to Asia.

                            The department would not name the school the girl attends, but said all staff and students had been contacted about the potential risk.

                            The teenage girl caught public buses to and from school, and also dined at Between Two Buns at Hoppers Crossing and Urban Grill at Point Cook.

                            Anyone who caught a bus in the Point Cook area on February 4 to February 6, before 9.30am or after 2.30am, has been urged to remain alert for signs of measles.

                            The same advice has been issued for anyone who dined at the burger restaurant and kebab shop between 6pm and 7.30pm on Friday, February 8.

                            The girl is now recovering at home.

                            Health authorities say the case is unrelated to the earlier diagnosis of a man who had worked in Southbank last week before catching the Skybus to Melbourne Airport and boarding a Virgin flight to Perth. However, the man had also recently returned from a trip to Asia...

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                            Health warning: 20-year-old man contracts measles
                            The Advertiser
                            February 14, 2019 2:05am

                            A South Australian man has contracted measles — the second case reported this year.

                            A health alert has been issued for Western Clinic Medical Centre and the Australian Clinical Laboratory collection centre inside the clinic at Torrensville where the 20-year-old man was while he was infectious.

                            The man attended:

                            — Western Clinic Medical Centre on February 1 between 11.15am-12.30pm

                            — Australian Clinical Laboratory collection centre on February 2 between 8.45am-9.30am.
                            A stock image of a person with measles. Picture: File

                            SA Health Communicable Disease Control Branch director Dr Louise Flood said there have been multiple cases of measles notified in Australia this year...


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                              Measles alert in Sydney as woman who thought she had been vaccinated becomes the 14th person struck down with the disease since Christmas
                              By Paula Ahillon For Daily Mail Australia and Australian Associated Press
                              Published: 03:39 EST, 22 February 2019 | Updated: 04:51 EST, 22 February 2019

                              ...The woman, who is now isolated at home, visited Pyrmont's Social Brew Cafe on February 15 and caught the 389 bus service from Allen Street to the city.

                              She visited the NSW Art Gallery and Queen Victoria Building on February 16.

                              NSW Health's communicable diseases branch director Vicky Sheppeard urged anyone who was at the cafe between 11am and 11.30am on the same day as the woman to be alert for symptoms.

                              Anyone who has caught the bus service, visited the gallery or the QVB between 10.30am and 2pm on the same day as the woman may also be at risk of infection.

                              'People who were at these locations at the same times should be alert for measles symptoms until March 6 as the time for exposure to the onset for symptoms is from a week to 18 days,' Dr Sheppeard said...

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                              les alert for Melbourne Central, Emporium, RMIT after international student contracts disease
                              Paul Sakkal
                              By Paul Sakkal
                              February 22, 2019 — 5.27pm

                              An international student has become the third overseas traveller this month to contract measles in south-east Asia before returning to Melbourne while contagious with the viral infection.

                              A measles alert has been issued anyone who visited Melbourne Central, Emporium shopping centre and RMIT University between February 12 and 20.

                              The teenage RMIT student, who also lives in the CBD, is being treated in isolation in hospital.

                              It comes after two other people who travelled to the Philippines and India respectively contracted measles before returning to Melbourne...