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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/nsw...ac5fa6b1a065cb

    Seventh measles case since Christmas
    Danielle Le MessurierThe Daily Telegraph
    January 10, 2020 2:33AM

    A Sydney man has become the seventh person to contract measles in NSW since Christmas. NSW Health is advising people to be on the alert for symptoms of the infectious disease after the infected man visited several locations in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and inner west this week.

    NSW Health is advising people to be on the alert for symptoms of the infectious disease after the infected man visited several locations in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and inner west this week.

    The man is believed to have been infectious when he visited Woolworths in Matraville last Sunday.

    On Monday, he went to Central Auto Care at St Peters and returned to the area the following day, where he visited ER McNamara Smash Repairs and Hungry Jacks.

    On Thursday, he returned the smash repairer.

    The man’s vaccination history was unable to be verified...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.communitynews.com.au/sou...sued-for-perth

    Measles warning issued for Perth
    January 9th, 2020, 03:20PMWritten by Staff Writer Southern Gazette

    A MEASLES warning has been issued for Perth following a new confirmed case in a person who visited two popular local areas.

    WA Health Department said the person had been to South Perth foreshore park on January 2 between 4.30pm and 8pm, and Secret Harbour Shopping Centre on January 4 between 10.30am and 12 noon...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...diagnosed.html

    Measles alert as five patients are diagnosed with the deadly disease in Sydney
    By Australian Associated Press
    Published: 04:58 EST, 4 January 2020 | Updated: 04:58 EST, 4 January 2020

    NSW Health is urging people to be alert for measles symptoms after five people who hadn't travelled outside Sydney were diagnosed with the serious disease.

    All five sufferers first developed symptoms between Christmas and New Year's Day with NSW Health warning that other people may be infected.

    Those diagnosed with measles had visited a number of locations across Sydney from December 26 to January 2 including Little Bay beach, Hyde Park, Maroubra, Macquarie Fields and Bankstown...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...24bf440e1c7544

    Measles alert Gold Coast: Gold Coaster urged to look out for measles after another case found
    Lea Emery, Gold Coast Bulletin
    January 3, 2020 1:12pm

    GOLD Coasters are being warned after another case of measles was found on in the area last week.

    The person arrived on the Gold Coast Airport about 7.30am, December 28 after flying from Sydney.

    The person also went to movies at the Coomera Westfield 7.30pm on December 30...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/healt...ction-c-630725

    Second measles alert issued after Sydney woman contracts contagious infection
    Abi Moustafa
    7NEWS
    Thursday, 2 January 2020 5:03 pm

    There has been a second case of measles in Sydney after a woman contracted the infection.

    She is believed to have visited a number of locations across the eastern suburbs and inner west...

    ...This case comes a day after reports a man contracted the contagious disease...

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    Source: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...e8a7988125f76d

    ...The Australian woman did not travel overseas before she became infected and has never had measles before, causing concern as to how she picked up the disease.

    Thought to be infectious from December 28, the young woman visited Flemington Markets, Hong Dat Butcher and Vietnamese Street Food in Marrickville, and Cang Chinese Restaurant in Mascot.

    She also visited Sydney International Airport, where she went to Roll’d restaurant.

    The woman travelled on the train and bus between Sydney’s south and west...
    Last edited by Shiloh; January 2nd, 2020, 08:33 PM. Reason: Added artcle noting locations of possible exposure

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/he...bc2cfb3532d1c1

    Measles alert after Inner-West Sydney diagnosis
    A 20-year-old man diagnosed with measles had visited a number of locations in Sydney while infectious, health authorities have warned.
    news.com.auJanuary 1, 20207:14pm

    ...The man in his 20s had not travelled immediately prior to his illness and has no known links to previously identified measles cases...

    ...He has visited many locations and travelled on buses and trains in the Sydney CBD, Inner West, North West and Eastern Suburbs while infectious:

    • Friday 27 December he travelled on a 12:30pm bus from Wollongong to Central Station, then took a bus from Central to St Peters.

    • Saturday 28 December he travelled by train from Sydenham to Bondi Junction around 10:00am to 11:00am. He then took a bus from Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach, arriving around 12:00pm. After spending the day at Bondi Beach he then returned home on the same route around 5:00pm.

    • Sunday 29 December he travelled by train from Sydenham Station to Central Station at 11:00am and then took a train from Central Station to Berowra Station at 12:15pm. He returned on a train from Berowra Station to Central Station at 3:00pm, then another train from Central Station to Sydenham Station.

    • Monday 30 December he went to Marrickville Metro between 3:00pm and 4:00pm.

    • Tuesday 31 December he went to Marrickville Metro and a GP in Marrickville from around 10:30am to 1:30pm...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.news.com.au/national/bre...674ae211259df5

    New case of measles detected in Victoria
    December 23, 20195:49pm
    Ulises Izquierdo
    Australian Associated PressDecember 23, 20195:49pm

    A new case of measles was reported in Victoria on Monday, the latest of 57 cases recorded this year.

    A visitor from Samoa was identified and the Department of Health said it is unrelated to previous cases notified in the state...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/healt...risis-c-607907

    Queensland measles cases rise 500 per cent in 2019 in flow on from Pacific crisis
    Warren Barnsley 7NEWS
    Sunday, 15 December 2019 9:55 pm

    Queensland has recorded an almost 500 per cent spike in measles cases in 2019 as the state endures the flow-on effects from the deadly epidemic in the Pacific.

    The state has had 71 cases this year, compared to 12 by this time in 2018 - for a 491 per cent rise.

    It is more cases than the previous four years combined, and more than double the average over the last five years, according to state government figures...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/...13-p53jx0.html


    Measles warning after a second infected man arrives in Sydney
    By Matt Bungard
    December 13, 2019 — 7.51pm

    A second measles warning in the space of a month has been issued by NSW Health after another man returned to Australia carrying the disease.

    Anyone who shared public transport with the man in Sydney between December 5 and 12 is urged to remain alert.

    People who may have been exposed are at risk of developing measles until December 30 as it can take up to 18 days for symptoms to develop following exposure.

    The infected man's travel route

    Thursday 5th December

    Train from Kogarah Station to Redfern Station, departing 4:27am
    Train from Redfern Station to Rhodes Station, departing 5:03 am
    533 Bus from Rhodes Station to Hill Rd, Wentworth Point, departing 6:00am
    Train from Olympic Park Station to Redfern Station, departing 4:25pm
    Train from Redfern Station to Kogarah Station, departing 5:15pm

    Friday 6th, Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th December

    Train from Kogarah Station to Mascot Station, departing 5:11am
    400 Bus from Mascot Station to Dangar St, Randwick, departing 5:45am
    400 Bus from Dangar St Randwick to Mascot Station, departing 2:00pm
    Train from Mascot Station to Kogarah Station, departing 3:06pm

    Anyone who was at a construction site on December 5 at 14-16 Hill Road, Wentworth Point, or a site at 36 Dangar Street, Randwick, on December 6, 9, 10 and 12, as well as 59 Montgomery Street, Kogarah, for that entire period, should stay alert.

    He was checked into St George Hospital's emergency department at 5pm on December 12...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbou...ases-confirmed

    A New Measles Alert Has Been Issued for Melbourne, With Three More Cases Confirmed
    People may have been exposed at several locations across the city, including the 109 tram, a Brighton restaurant and Melbourne Airport.
    Published on 10 December 2019
    by Broadsheet

    Victoria’s chief health officer, Doctor Brett Sutton, has warned Melburnians travelling overseas during the Christmas period to ensure they are properly vaccinated, after three more cases of measles were confirmed in the state.

    A woman in her fifties is being treating in hospital, while a man and woman who are both in the in their thirties are being treated at their homes...

    ...There have been nine cases of measles diagnosed in Victoria in the past two weeks, taking the total to 56 this year.

    Dr Sutton also named several places in Melbourne people may have come into contact with the virus between November 22 and December 5, including Thomastown’s Futsal Oz stadium, the Hellenic Republic restaurant in Brighton, the 109 tram route and terminal three at Melbourne Airport.

    Anyone who visited Futsal Oz on November 22 between 10pm and midnight; Hellenic Republic at any time on November 29; or boarded Virgin Australia flight VA322 on November 30 (which departed Brisbane at 9.55am and arrived in Melbourne at 1.30pm) may have been exposed. People who passed through terminal three at Melbourne Airport between 1.30pm and 2.45pm on November 30, and commuters who travelled from Port Melbourne to the CBD on the 109 tram between December 3 and 5, should also keep an eye out for symptoms...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/qld...763640f00fcc73

    Qld headed for worst measles year so far in the 21st Century as three new cases are diagnosed
    Janelle MilesThe Courier-Mail
    December 4, 2019 1:05AM

    Three new measles cases – linked to the outbreak in Samoa that has killed 60 and infected 4000 – have been diagnosed in Queensland, taking the state’s 2019 tally to 67, meaning 2019 will be the worst for diagnoses of the disease since 1997.

    Three new cases, all from the one family, have been diagnosed by the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service.

    Those cases are believed to be linked to the highly contagious virus being brought into Queensland by a person travelling from Samoa, where measles has killed 60 and infected more than 4000 people, many of them children...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.qt.com.au/news/measles-a...swich/3894740/

    Measles alert issued for Ipswich
    by Shannon Newley
    4th Dec 2019 8:32 PM

    A measles alert has been issued after a woman who was later diagnosed with measles attended Ipswich Hospital Emergency Department and other parts of the city between November 29 and December 3.

    Queensland Health has been notified of the case, who was a relative of a child later diagnosed with measles who presented to Ipswich Hospital Emergency Department on November 19 and 21.

    The woman was treated at Ipswich Hospital Emergency Department between midnight Friday 29 November and 7am Saturday 30 November. West Moreton Health staff took appropriate infection prevention measures while assessing the woman's condition...

    ... The woman attended a number of locations in the Ipswich area while unknowingly infectious. These included:

    Redbank Plaza Shopping Centre, including K Mart and Big W, between 8:15 and 9:45am on Friday 29 November 2019 and again on Saturday 30 November between 9and 10:30 am, including Aldi and Big W
    Brookwater Health Centre on Friday 29 November 2019 between 1:30 and 2:30 pm
    Booval Mega Meats on Saturday 30 November between 7:00 and 7:30 am
    JNA Fresh Meats at Inala on Saturday 30 November between 8:00 and 9:00 am
    KFC at Redbank Plains on Monday 2 December 2019 between 6:00 and 7:00pm
    Hungry Jacks Redbank Plains drive through at around 4:15 pm Tuesday 3 December 2019
    Redbank Family Health Centre on Thursday 28 November between 1:45 and 2:30 pm, Sunday 1 December between 10:30 am and 12:00 noon, Monday 2 December 2019 between 4:30 and 5:45 pm and Tuesday 3 December 2019 between 3:30 and 5:00 pm...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.a...inues/3889120/

    New measles warning as outbreak continues
    by Janelle Miles
    27th Nov 2019 8:30 PM

    HEALTH authorities are contacting patients who attended the Redland Hospital emergency department at the same time as a man later diagnosed with the measles.

    The man is Queensland's 63rd confirmed measles case for 2019.

    He visited the Redland Hospital emergency department on November 25 and 26, part of an ongoing outbreak of measles in the Metro South Hospital and Health Service region.

    So far, 25 people have been linked to the outbreak.

    Figures provided by Queensland Health show 21 of this year's measles cases acquired the infection overseas, resulting in at least 19 more cases.

    Of the 21 overseas-acquired cases, nine were infected in New Zealand, three in Vietnam, two in the Philippines, two in Samoa, one in Myanmar and one case in Thailand. Three cases visited multiple measles-endemic countries.

    Seven of the 63 cases reported in Queensland this year have been children under five years old...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.qt.com.au/news/measles-a...egion/3885607/
    Measles alert issued for Ipswich region
    22nd Nov 2019 8:24 PM

    A MEASLES alert has been issued after a child, who was later diagnosed with measles, attended Ipswich Hospital Emergency Department and other parts of the city between 15 and 21 November.

    Queensland Health has been notified of the case, involving a child visiting the West Moreton area from overseas.

    The child was treated at Ipswich Hospital Emergency Department on Tuesday 19 November and on Thursday 21 November...

    ... Other locations the child visited while infectious were:

    Tuesday 19 November:

    - Kruger Village Shopping Centre, Redbank Plains, 9am - 10.30am

    - McDonalds, Bellbird Park, around 11am...

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.9news.com.au/national/me...b-d93804ae03e9

    Measles alert after infected man arrives in Melbourne
    By 9News Staff
    1:21pm Nov 21, 2019

    Health authorities in Victoria have issued a measles warning after a young man who arrived at Melbourne Airport was diagnosed with the disease.
    The man, aged in his 20s, is recovering at home after travelling to Melbourne from Samoa, via New Zealand.
    He was aboard Air New Zealand flight NZ721 from Auckland last Thursday.
    The man later travelled to the city's CBD by bus and rail and then to Shepparton in northern Victoria...

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    Source: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nat...21-p53cxj.html

    Health experts urge caution after Sydney man returns from Samoa with measles
    By Matt Bungard
    November 21, 2019 — 6.10pm

    A Sydney man who travelled to Samoa recently was diagnosed with measles upon his return, with NSW health authorities urging people to vaccinate before travelling...

    ...Dr Bateman-Steel said people at a number of Sydney locations over the past week should watch for symptoms.

    Those locations and times include the Fitness First gym at 2 Market Street, Sydney between 2pm and 7.30pm on Friday, November 15, and the train from Town Hall to Arncliffe at approximately 7pm that evening.

    Anyone who was at the Men's Headquarters hairdresser in Arncliffe between 8am and 9.45am and Nick's Seafood Restuarant at Cockle Bay Wharf between 7.30pm and 11pm on November 16 should also be on alert.
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    The man also went to Miranda Medical Centre between 8am and 9am on November 17, and the St George Hospital Emergency Department from 7pm on November 19 until 3am the next morning...

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