NSW Health officials have issued a stark warning to Sydneysiders after a case of measles was detected in an infant who visited several of the city’s major tourist destinations.
Last Friday, the family travelled from Marayong station in Sydney’s west, Blacktown station and Circular Quay station to Taronga Zoo wharf, the Opera House, Sydney Royal Botanic Garden, Darling Harbour and Chinatown across Sydney’s CBD, using bus, train and ferry.
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Measles symptoms include fever, sore eyes and a cough followed by a red, blotchy rash spreading from the head and neck to the rest of the body.
Between Saturday and Sunday, the family headed further south and travelled to the Canberra Centre, Jindabyne and Perisher Ski Resort.
They also visited the Lindt chocolate factory outlet in Marsden Park in Sydney’s north-west.
The infant, who was travelling from South-east Asia, was not vaccinated against the disease and developed it shortly after arriving in Sydney.