Measles is spreading through the Campbelltown area after first appearing in Eagle Vale last month.
There have been at least 22 local cases of Measles since the beginning of June and the disease had now spread to suburbs around Eagle Vale.
is a very contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Serious
and sometimes fatal complications include pneumonia and encephalitis (brain
inflammation). Worldwide, Measles is the fifth highest cause of illness and
death in children.
Those who have not had two doses of the MMR vaccine, or a previous measles infection, are considered most susceptible.
The majority of people who have been diagnosed locally have been teenagers and young children that had not been immunised, including five infants.
The signs and symptoms of measles may include:
You should see a doctor if you have these symptoms, but should call and notify the doctor's surgery before arriving to avoid spreading the virus.