NSW Health is urging people planning to travel to Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage to check the latest health advice about Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), a new virus that causes severe respiratory disease.
While there have been no cases of MERS-CoV in Australia, there is a risk of people contracting the infection while in the Middle East and then returning to Australia.
More than 3 million Muslims are expected to make the pilgrimage to the Hajj in mid-October.
The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has recommended people over the age of 65, those with chronic diseases, pregnant women and children under the age of 12 postpone their travel plans to the Hajj and Umrah for their own safety.
Those who experience fever, cough or breathing difficulties within 14 days of their return from the Middle East should seek immediate medical attention.
UWS's Youth Eco Summit (YES) project is a finalist in the state government's Green Globe Awards recognising outstanding commitment to sustainability.
The project has been short-listed for the Public Sector Sustainability Award that celebrates leadership in integrating sustainable principles and practices into everyday life.
"YES is a fantastic, hands-on style of learning that has brought sustainability education to greater western Sydney schools," Londonderry MP Bart Bassett said.