A young Sydney man who recently returned from travelling around South East Asia has been diagnosed with measles and spent over a week visiting parts of the city while infectious. NSW Health issued an alert late this afternoon as the man, who was vaccinated as a child, had spent time in Hornsby, Lane Cove, Lindfield, the Sydney CBD, Newtown and Erskineville between June 30 and July 8 and used public transport. “Symptoms to watch out for include fever, sore eyes and a cough followed three or four days later by a red blotchy rash that spreads from the head to the rest of the body,” NSW Health Director of Communicable Diseases Dr Vicki Sheppard said. Anyone with signs or symptoms of measles, which is highly contagious and spread through coughing or sneezing, should phone their GP to ensure they do not wait alongside other patients before seeing a doctor. […]