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Adelaide woman infected with measles


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The first case of measles in South Australia in 2017.

A 28-year-old female from Adelaide, diagnosed with measles, had reportedly travelled to several different locations while infectious, according to South Australian health authorities.

SA Health said the woman, from metropolitan Adelaide, visited a number of stores, restaurants and other venues in Adelaide's CBD and surrounding areas before eventually being admitted to hospital.

While infectious, the 28-year-old visited;

  • Campbelltown Tennis Club park area on Saturday 26 August at 12:45pm-2:30pm
  • Malvern Uniting Church on Sunday 27 August at 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Yue Kee Grocery on Sunday 27 August at 12:15pm-1:00pm
  • Thanh Thanh Vietnamese Restaurant on Sunday 27 August at 12:15pm-1:15pm
  • Windsor Village Medical Centre on Monday 28 August at 9:45am-10:45am
  • Windsor Village Pharmacy on Monday 28 August at 10:00am-10:45am
  • Windsor Village Medical Centre on Tuesday 29 August at 10:30am-11:30am
  • Modbury Hospital on Thursday 31 August at 10:15am-5:00pm

SA Health's chief medical officer Professor Paddy Phillips said the woman was "recovering well" but warned those who believe they may have come in contact with the woman or visited the above locations at or around the times listed above should check for symptoms over the next few weeks and visit their doctor if they feel ill.

This is the first case of measles in South Australia in 2017. There were two cases reported last year, around the same time, in September. Overall, 11 cases of the measles virus were detected in South Australia in 2016.

Earlier this year, in March, NSW Health requested individuals who had recently visited Bali to check themselves for symptoms of measles after two Australians contracted the disease while visiting the Indonesdian island.

Measles can have serious medical complications, particularly for young children. Find out everything you need to know about getting your children properly immunised.

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