were you in any of these locations?

A 22-year-old South Australian woman has contracted measles and SA Health are warning people who may have been in the same locations as her to be aware of signs and symptoms.

The woman was at the following locations while infectious… 

  • Goodlife Gym, Glenelg at 520 Anzac Highway on 15 April from 6am-7.30am
  • Bomdia Bowls at 2B Moseley St Glenelg on 15 April from 8am-5pm
  • Plympton Park Day and Night Surgery at 590-592 Marion Rd Plympton Park on 17 April from 11.15am-12.30pm
  • Blair Athol Medical Clinic and Pharmacy, and Clinpath collection centre at 502 Main North Rd, Blair Athol on 23 April from 10am-10.30am 

“Symptoms start with fever, cough, runny nose, sore eyes, followed by a blotchy rash which begins on the head and then spreads down the body,” an SA Health representative said.

“In this case the patient wasn’t hospitalised and is recovering at home.

“When measles is suspected it is very important that people phone their doctor before any visit and mention why they are attending so precautions can be taken to avoid spreading disease to others.

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“Immunisation provides the best protection against measles and it’s vital that everyone makes sure they’ve had two doses of the measles vaccine to protect themselves and the community.”

SA Health is advising people who were born in Australia after or during 1966 to check their vaccination records and request the vaccine if there is no record of them receiving two doses.

This is the third case of measles reported in SA this year, after two were reported in 2018. In February, a 20-year-old man contracted the disease and had potentially infected people in the western suburbs.

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