Second Sydney Measles Scare

Contagious illness hits the Shire

Second Sydney Measles Scare

An alert has been issued after a second person was diagnosed with measles, this time in the south eastern suburbs.

Two people infected with the disease have now come into contact with the public at multiple locations across Sydney.

The latest case arrived at the emergency department of the Sutherland Hospital late last month, but before the case was confirmed, that person was out in the public in the areas of Cronulla, Menai and Silvania.

South Eastern Local Health District has issued a release urging people who have been in the Sutherland Shire between 25 September and 1 October 2017, to be aware of the symptoms of measles, after a person that was infectious with measles visited the following areas on multiple occasions during that period.

Specific areas that the person visited during this period include:

 Cronulla Mall, 25 September, morning
 Aldi, Menai, 25 September and 28 September, both approximately 3.00 – 5.00pm
 Royal Hotel, Sutherland, 26 September at lunchtime
 Southgate Shopping Centre, Sylvania, 29 September, approximately 4.30 - 5.30pm
 Coles and Shopping Centre, Sutherland, 1 October, afternoon
 Sutherland Hospital, in or passing through the Emergency Department from 8.00 - 11.00am on 29 September, and 10.30pm on 1 October to 3.00am on 2 October.