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Sydney on high alert over measles outbreak

Staff Writer |
Local health departments in Sydney are on high alert Wednesday, after it was revealed that two separate people who have been diagnosed with measles, visited a number of highly populated public areas last week.

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On Tuesday evening, the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) and South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) both issued alert notices, warning the public to be aware of the potential symptoms for the deadly disease.

These include fever, tiredness, cough, runny nose, sore red eyes and feeling unwell.

After a few days a rash will start to appear and complications such as ear infections, diarrhoea, pneumonia and even swelling of the brain have also been known to occur.

So far there have been around 12 cases of measles this year in Sydney, but in Melbourne there have been 11 confirmed cases in the last two weeks, sparking major concerns from the medical community.

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