Sydneysiders warned over measles outbreak

Three people have been struck down by it this month

The sufferers travelled around Sydney while contagious 

Sydneysiders have been told to be on the alert after a measles outbreak in the city.

NSW Health issued a warning after three adults fell sick with the highly contagious disease since the start of the month.

While contagious, the sufferers spent time in areas across Sydney, including the CBD, Darlinghurst, Leichardt, Camperdown, Bondi, Bondi Junction, Leichhardt, Double Bay, Chatswood, Ultimo and Marrickville.

“Those people who have not received two doses of the measles vaccine should be alert to the symptoms of measles in the coming days and weeks as the three known measles cases have moved extensively in many parts of Sydney,” Dr Vicky Sheppard, NSW Health’s Director Communicable Diseases, said.

Measles is spread through coughs and sneezes.

Symptoms include fever, a cough, and sore eyes. These are followed by a red blotchy rash a few days later.

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