Worst measles outbreak in 10 years hits NSW

NSW Health says the numbers continue to rise and is appealing to people to ensure their family is fully vaccinated.

“Anyone with symptoms of measles should not to go school, work or go out in public. Anyone who thinks they might be infected should see a doctor, but call ahead to make sure they don’t infect others at the doctor’s surgery,” said Dr Jeremy McAnulty, health director for health protection.

Numbers began to spike in June in Western and South Western Sydney, two months after a young adult returned home from Thailand while infectious and transmitted the virus.

Over the past four months there have been 95 confirmed diagnoses in Campbelltown and Liverpool. And in the Illawarra, south of Sydney, three serious cases have been diagnosed within the past couple of weeks.

The health authority said there had been clusters of cases at metropolitan