Measles

10th December 2015 - 11:19am

Measles

SA Health has been notified of a case of measles in 12 year old female in metropolitan Adelaide who had recently returned from Bali, Indonesia. She is currently recovering at home. The case was in the settings listed below whilst infectious.

· Ardtornish Primary School, 2 Saarinen Avenue, St Agnes, between Monday 30 November 2015 and Friday 4 December 2015

· Modbury High School, 62 Pompoota Rd, Modbury, between Monday 30 November 2015 and Friday 4 December 2015

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection transmitted via respiratory aerosols that remain a risk to others for up to 30 minutes after the person has left the area. The incubation period is about 10 days (range 7 to 18 days) to the onset of prodromal symptoms and about 14 days to the appearance of the rash.

For all enquires please contact the CDCB on 1300 232 272 (24 hours/7 days)

Dr Ann Koehler – Director, Communicable Disease Control Branch

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