Qan­tas measles alert

The West Australian - - NEWS -

Hun­dreds of peo­ple are be­ing warned to watch out for measles symp­toms af­ter it was re­vealed a pas­sen­ger aboard a Qan­tas flight into Syd­ney Air­port had the highly con­ta­gious dis­ease.

The man in his 20s flew from Manila aboard flight QF20 which landed in Aus­tralia on Fri­day about 6.30am. He then vis­ited a med­i­cal cen­tre in Syd­ney where symp­toms were iden­ti­fied and iso­la­tion mea­sures put in place.

NSW Health said yes­ter­day that pas­sen­gers on the flight and peo­ple at the air­port on Fri­day morn­ing should be alert un­til late Jan­uary for symp­toms.

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