Meningococcal W outbreak in APY Lands

5 October 2017 - Communicable Disease Control Branch

In the past two weeks three confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal W disease (MenW) have occurred in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands. All cases were in Aboriginal children and appear to be related to a larger outbreak of MenW in the Northern Territory, again predominantly affecting Aboriginal children.

The Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB) routinely undertakes contact tracing for all invasive meningococcal cases (IMD) and, where indicated, arranges clearance antibiotics and vaccination. In response to the current outbreak, the CDCB is also co-ordinating a wider ACWY vaccination program in conjunction with local health clinics in the APY lands.

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Case of measles acquired in Bali

1 September 2017 - Communicable Disease Control Branch

SA Health has been notified of a case of measles in a 28 year old female from metropolitan Adelaide. The case was in the settings listed below whilst infectious and people in these settings at the specified times may have been exposed:

  • Campbelltown Tennis Club park area, Emery Road, Campbelltown, from 12:45 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday 26 August.
  • Malvern Uniting Church, 44 Marlborough St, Malvern, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday 27 August.
  • Yue Kee Grocery, 16 Field St, Adelaide from 12:15 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday 27 August.
  • Thanh Thanh Vietnamese Restaurant, 18 Field St, Adelaide from 12:15 p.m. until 1:15 p.m. on Sunday 27 August.
  • Windsor Village Medical Centre, 1 Longview Road, Windsor Gardens, from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Monday 28 August, and from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday 29 August.
  • Windsor Village Pharmacy, 1 Longview Road, Windsor Gardens, from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Monday 28 August.
  • Modbury Hospital main entrance and emergency department, from 10:15 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday 31 August.

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