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Dr. Vicky Sheppeard

Director of Communicable Diseases

New South Wales Golf Association

HQ Phone: +61 2 9264 8433

Email: v***@***.au

New South Wales Golf Association

50 Princes Highway

Arncliffe, New South Wales 2205

Australia

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The work of the NSW Golf Foundation has largely gone unnoticed, but through the generous support of its fundraising programs and charitable donations, one in particular by an anonymous benefactor, it continues to play its role in being an important and in ... more

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The director of communicable diseases for ...

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The director of communicable diseases for the NSW Health, Vicky Sheppeard, said the warning was issued because all four people had recently been in places where they could have infected others.

She said it was not an outbreak yet, but there was a possibility that others had been infected.
"We need to get the message out, so that people can be aware of measles symptoms if they are susceptible," Dr Sheppeard said.
She said infants under the age of one were susceptible to contracting and people aged in their 20s and 30s who had only received one dose, or no doses, of the measles vaccine might also be vulnerable to the infection.
"Until you've had two dozes of measles vaccine you are considered susceptible," she said.
"All four cases came through Sydney Airport.
"We've also had one of the cases at Royal North Shore emergency department and another case at Mt Druitt Hospital emergency department and a medical centre at Blacktown."
Dr Sheppeard said in NSW all health workers were fully vaccinated, so health workers were not thought to be at risk and the patients that had been identified had been treated.
"But there might be others who were perhaps walking through the emergency department and not able to be identified and contacted and are at risk, so it's important to get the message out to those people as well," she said.
Measles highly infectious, travels through the air
Dr Sheppeard said measles was the most infectious disease known to man.
"In 2012, we had one case of measles that resulted a further 169 cases over the period of a few months," she said.


Symptoms include fever, chills, a cough ...

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Symptoms include fever, chills, a cough and shortness of breath, NSW Health's director of communicable diseases, Dr Vicky Sheppeard, told the ABC.


Symptoms include fever, chills, a cough ...

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Symptoms include fever, chills, a cough and shortness of breath, NSW Health's director of communicable diseases, Dr Vicky Sheppeard, said.

The department has begun inspections of cooling towers in the CBD.
"Our environmental health officers have been out with the City of Sydney going basically door to door, building by building, inspecting the cooling towers, taking samples and seeing if they can find what might be the source of the infection," Dr Sheppeard said.
She said the number of cases was unusual.
"In the past two days we were notified of four cases of legionnaires' disease and that's very unusual," Dr Sheppeard added.


Dr Vicky Sheppeard, director ...

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Dr Vicky Sheppeard, director of communicable diseases at NSW Health, said in a statement the cases were confirmed on Friday, but added that it is "very unlikely" the infection will spread locally.

"It is very unlikely that Zika virus established local transmission in NSW as the mosquitoes that spread the infection are not established here - although they are found in some parts of Queensland," Dr Sheppeard said.


"It is very unlikely that Zika ...

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"It is very unlikely that Zika virus will establish local transmission in NSW as the mosquitos that spread the infection are not established here - although they are found in some parts of north Queensland," Vicky Sheppeard, director of communicable diseases at NSW Health, said in a statement.

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