Health Alerts


CDCB has identified a recent increase in cases of Legionella pneumophila Serogroup 1 infection (Legionnaires’ disease).

Eight cases have been reported since 1 January 2014. Four of the cases are believed to have acquired the infection in the Adelaide central business district.

L. pneumophila Serogroup 1 has recently been detected in routine testing of cooling tower water at three sites within the Adelaide CBD. Decontamination of these cooling tower systems has been conducted.


Children, staff and families have potentially been exposed to a childcare worker with infectious measles.

The childcare worker was in the childcare centres listed below whilst infectious.

  • Parafield Gardens Children’s Centre: Wednesday 28 February from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm and Thursday 27 February from 8 am until 5:30 pm
  • Woodville Gardens School Birth to Year 7 - Children’s Centre: Friday 28 February from 8.30 am until 4 pm

Expect calls and visits from potentially exposed persons. Further measles cases are expected.


The CDCB has been notified of another case of measles. The case was in the healthcare settings listed below whilst infectious.

  • Croydon Medical Centre, 219 Torrens Road, Croydon: Wednesday 12 February from 9 am until 6 pm, Thursday 13 February from 11 am until 6 pm
  • Ashford Hospital, 55-57 Anzac Highway, Ashford: Sunday 16 February from 9 pm, Monday 17 February, and Tuesday 18 February until 9 pm

Further cases related to these exposures are expected.

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


The CDCB has been notified of a further case of measles in a female from the southern Adelaide who had recently travelled to Bali. This is the 4th case of measles reported in South Australia during 2014. There have been 17 cases since October 2013.


People who handle bats in Australia or overseas, and people who come into contact with wild or domestic land dwelling mammals (especially dogs, cats and monkeys) in a country where there is a rabies virus risk,are at increased risk of rabies. Rabies virus and Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV) belong to a group of viruses all causing a similar illness known as rabies, which affects the central nervous system and is usually fatal.