Saturday , May 15 2021

For measles in West Adelaide

A young woman has contracted measles, and health authorities warn people who have visited places in the north and west of Adelaide to be on the lookout for symptoms.

A 22-year-old was confirmed with measles, which caused SA Health to issue the health alert on Sunday.

The woman was in the following places contagious:

Gym – On April 15, between 06:00 and 19:30.

Bowdies Bowls – On April 15, between 8:00 and 17:00.

Plymouth Park Day and Night Surgery – On April 17, between 11.15 and 12:30.

Blair and the medical clinic and pharmacy – On April 23, between 10 and 10:30.

Measles is highly contagious among people who are not fully vaccinated, and can be infected by other people up to 30 minutes after an infected person has left the area.

Measles begins with fever, cough, runny nose and sore eyes, followed by a rash and spot that starts on the head and then spreads over the body. Complications of measles can be severe.

Health SA calls people who have symptoms to call the doctor before they visit and explain the situation so precautions can be taken to prevent spread of the disease to others.

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