In a follow-up on the measles situation in New South Wales, Australia, health officials have reported four additional cases in the past week, bringing the total to seven in January.
The fourth case was in a Sydney man who was a close contact of the case reported on 3 January has developed measles nine days after his first exposure to the disease.
The man spent time in a number of locations around Sydney CBD and the Inner West while infectious. People who spent time in the same locations as the man may be at risk of developing measles up until 26 January 2019.
|Friday 4 January – Saturday 5 January||Bungalow 8, King Street Wharf, 7pm Friday to 3am Saturday|
|Saturday 5 January||Train from Newtown Station to Town Hall, arriving Town Hall approximately 7pm
Albion Place Hotel, 531 George Street Sydney, 7pm -11:15pm
Bus from Town Hall (Castlereagh St) to King Street Newtown, departing Town Hall 11:30pm
|Monday 7 January||Anytime Fitness Newtown, 93 King Street Newtown, 5pm – 7pm|
|Tuesday 8 January||Anytime Fitness Newtown, 93 King Street Newtown, 5pm – 6pm|
|Wednesday 9 January||Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre and Marrickville Metro Medical Centre, 34 Victoria Rd Marrickville, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Service NSW Marrickville, 9/34 Victoria Rd Marrickville, 1:45pm-2pm
The fifth case was a Sydney man has developed measles infection after returning from the Philippines. The man is his 20s, was isolated quickly when presenting to his doctor’s surgery, as measles was highly suspected. Patients in the practice at the same time as the man have been contacted directly and offered preventive treatment where appropriate. Those on the same flight as the man, and people in the International Airport on Friday morning may be at risk of developing measles until 29 January.
|Friday 11 January||Qantas Flight QF20, departing Manilla and arriving Sydney International Airport at 6:30am
International Airport, including luggage carousels, Customs, and arrivals area Friday morning
|Saturday 12 January||Leichardt Medical and Dental Centre, 30/32-38 Short Street, Leichardt, 10:45 am -11:15 am|
And today, health officials reported on the sixth and seventh cases. Two unvaccinated siblings have been diagnosed with measles, following a trip to Sri Lanka. The children from Northern Sydney developed symptoms during a scheduled stopover in Singapore, but a diagnosis was not made until they returned to Sydney. The children visited a number of locations while infectious, including a medical centre and Emergency Deprtment. Patients attending these locations at the same time as the children are being contacted directly and offered preventive therapy where relevant.
People on the same flight as the children, and those in the International Airport on the morning of Friday 11 January; including those who were in the International Airport Train Station, may be at risk of developing measles until 29 January.
|Thursday 10 – Friday 11 January||Singapore Airlines Flight SQ 221 departing Singapore 8:40pm, arriving Sydney International Airport Friday 11 January 7:40am|
|Friday 11 January||Sydney International Airport, including baggage carousels, customs, and arrivals area, Friday morning
Sydney International Airport Train Station, train to Meadowbank (via Central station), arriving Meadowbank at 9:30 am
|Sunday 13 January||Ryde Hospital Emergency Department, Denistone Road, Eastwood, 7:40am-9:10am|
|Monday 14 January||Carlingford Epping Surgery General Practice, 5 Lloyds Avenue, Carlingford, 9:30am-10:30am
Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology, 5 Lloyds Avenue Carlingford, 10:30 am – 11:00am
Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology, 27 Rembrandt Street Carlingford 10:50am – 11:20am