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.
SA Health has received calls from members of the community advising that they have been unable to obtain pertussis vaccinations.
Middle East respiratory syndrome is caused by a novel coronavirus which was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012.
Notifications of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) usually increase in winter and spring. The age distribution of IMD cases shows peaks in children <5 years and young adults aged 15-24 years. In South Australia, serogroup B is the predominant strain causing IMD.
Trivalent and Quadrivalent Seasonal Influenza Vaccines
SA Health has been notified of a case of measles in 54 year old male who had recently returned from the Philippines. He is currently recovering at home.
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.
Most practitioners would be aware of an outbreak of hepatitis A in the eastern states of Australia that has been associated with the consumption of two brands of frozen mixed berries. The manufacturer has instituted a product recall of these products.
Medical practitioners should be alert for possible cases of hepatitis A in symptomatic individuals and request an urgent Hepatitis A lgM (and lgG) for such cases. Please also urgently notify the CDCB of confirmed or suspected cases by telephone. Asymptomatic individuals should not be tested.
There has been an increase in mumps notifications in South Australia particularly in the western metropolitan area. There have been 15 notifications since November 2014.