Were you in any of these places?
A 22-year-old woman from Australia suffered a quarry and SA Health warned people who might have been in the same places to be aware of signs and symptoms.
The woman was in the following places while contaminating …
Goodlife Gym, Glenelg at 520 Enzac Road on April 15 from 6 am – 7:30 pm
Comedy Bowl in 2 at Moselle Saint Gallenge on April 15 from 8 am 5 pm
Plympton Park Day and Night Surgery at 590-592 Marion Rd Plympton Park on April 17 from 11.15-12: 30
Blair Athol Medical Clinic and Pharmacy, as well as the Clinpath Collection Center at 502 Main North Rd, Blair Athol on April 23 from 10: 00-10: 30
"Symptoms start with fever, cough, runny nose, sore eyes, followed by an orange rash that starts on the head and then spreads to the body," said the health representative of South Africa.
"In this case the patient is not hospitalized and he is recovering at home.
"When measles is suspicious it is very important that people call their doctor before each visit and indicate why they are participating so caution can be taken to prevent spread of the disease to others.
"The vaccine provides the best protection against measles and it is essential that everyone makes sure they have two doses of measles vaccine to protect themselves and the community."
SA Health advises people born in Australia after or during 1966 to check their vaccine records and ask for the vaccine if there is no documentation of them receiving two doses.
This is the third case of measles reported in SA this year, having been reported for two in 2018. In February, a 20 year old man contracted the disease and was potentially vulnerable to people in the western suburbs.