New alert for measles
HUNDREDS of people are being warned to watch out for measles symptoms after a passenger on board a flight into Sydney Airport had the highly contagious disease.
The man in his 20s flew from Manila aboard QF20, which landed in Australia on Friday about 6.30am.
He then visited a medical centre in Leichhardt, where symptoms were identified and isolation measures put in place.
NSW Health on Monday said passengers on the Qantas flight and people at the airport on Friday morning should be alert until late January for symptoms such as fever, sore eyes and a cough.
NSW Health said people travelling to South-East Asia should be fully vaccinated.