The Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB) has been made aware of a measles case in which a 25yo woman from the Adelaide metropolitan area, who had recently returned from Bali, has been diagnosed with measles.
Further cases are expected. Please be alert for measles.
Measles is a highly contagious viral infection transmitted via respiratory aerosols that remain a risk to others for up to two hours after the person has left the area. The incubation period is about 10 days (range seven to 18 days) to the onset of prodromal symptoms and about 14 days to the appearance of the rash. The illness is characterised by cough, coryza, conjunctivitis, a descending morbilliform rash, and fever present at the time of rash onset. The infectious period is from five days before the appearance of the rash to four days after the appearance of the rash.
Please note this measles alert and be on the lookout for further cases of measles, especially in people who were at these locations during the specified times:
- Northpoint Toyota, 485 North East Rd, Hillcrest: Saturday 4 October 2.00 pm until 3.00 pm.
- Watershed Function Centre and Café, 665 Salisbury Hwy, Mawson Lakes: Saturday 4 October 3.00 pm until 5.00 pm.
- Adult Bliss, 399 Glen Osmond Road, Glen Osmond: Monday 6 October 11.00 am until 2.30 pm and Tuesday 7 October 10.00 am until 4.30 pm.
- Queen Elizabeth Hospital Emergency Department:
- Monday 6 October 2.30 pm until 7.00 pm
- Wednesday 8 October 11.00 am until 5.30 pm
- Friday 10 October 9 pm until 11.30 pm
- Saturday 11 October 7.00 am until 11.00 am.
- Royal Adelaide Hospital: Tuesday 7 October 4.30 pm until 8.00 pm.
If you have been at the above places during these times, or think you may have the symptoms of measles, please click here for more information on what you need to do.