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AustraliaSydney measles warning as plane passenger diagnosed with the disease

10:01  06 june  2019
10:01  06 june  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Train and plane passengers travelling from Sydney Airport have been warned to keep an eye out for symptoms of measles after a man was diagnosed with the disease . NSW Health said the man, aged in his forties, was infectious on Cathay Pacific flight CX139 from Hong Kong, which arrived at Sydney .

Train and plane passengers travelling from Sydney Airport have been warned to keep an eye out for symptoms of measles after a man was diagnosed with the disease . The Bangladeshi man's vaccination status is not known. © Nine/Supplied Measles is a highly-infectious disease .

Sydney measles warning as plane passenger diagnosed with the disease© Getty Images Train and plane passengers travelling from Sydney Airport have been warned to keep an eye out for symptoms of measles after a man was diagnosed with the disease.

Train and plane passengers travelling from Sydney Airport have been warned to keep an eye out for symptoms of measles after a man was diagnosed with the disease.

NSW Health said the man, aged in his forties, was infectious on Cathay Pacific flight CX139 from Hong Kong, which arrived at Sydney T1 International Terminal on Tuesday, May 28, at 7.40pm.

The Bangladeshi man's vaccination status is not known.

Sydney measles warning as plane passenger diagnosed with the disease© Nine/Supplied Measles is a highly-infectious disease.

Authorities said the man travelled by train from Sydney Airport on the Macarthur line, departing at 9.11pm, and arriving at Leumeah at 9.58pm.

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Sydney measles warning as plane passenger diagnosed with the disease . Train and plane passengers travelling from Sydney Airport have been warned to keep an eye out for symptoms of measles after a man was diagnosed with the disease .

A new measles warning has been issued after a man returning from overseas was diagnosed with the illness.

Sydney measles warning as plane passenger diagnosed with the disease
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NSW Health Director of Communicable Diseases Dr Vicky Sheppeard said none of the locations visited by the man pose an ongoing risk.

It can take up to 18 days for symptoms to appear following exposure to a person with measles.

“Symptoms to watch out for include fever, sore eyes and a cough followed three or four days later by a red, blotchy rash that spreads from the head to the rest of the body,” she said.

People who travelled on the same plane and train, and those in the International Airport Terminal (including the baggage carousels, customs and arrivals areas) between 7.40pm and 9:30pm on May 28 should be alert for signs and symptoms of measles until June 20, 2019.

The latest incident brings the total number of measles cases to 36.

There have been 89 cases of measles in Australia in the first three months of this year alone.

This is compared to the 109 cases that were diagnosed during the entire 2018.

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