- Attention all doctors - 
Date: 23/09/2016     Contact telephone number: 1300 232 272  (24 hours/7 days)


Another measles case

SA Health has been notified of a confirmed case of measles in a 21 year old female from metropolitan Adelaide. This case is a healthcare contact of a previous case. The case was in the settings listed below whilst infectious:

  • Willunga Farmers Market, Corner Main Rd and St Peter's Tce, Willunga, from 10:15 until 11:15 on Saturday 17 September.
  • Sellicks Hill Buddha (Guan Yin), 9 Main South Road, Sellicks Hill, from 11:30 until 12:15 on Saturday 17 September.
  • Colonnades Shopping Centre, 54 Beach Rd, Noarlunga Centre, from 16:45 until 17:45 Saturday 17 September and Monday 19 September from 17:30 until 18:15.
  • Dan Murphy’s Centro Colonnades, 54 Goldsmith Drive, Noarlunga Downs, from 16:45 until 17:45 Saturday 17 September.
  • Good Price Pharmacy, 1/378 Main S Rd, Morphett Vale, from 19:45 until 20:45 on Saturday 17 September.
  • All Ford Day, Bonython Park, Port Road, Adelaide, from 10:30 until 14:00 on Sunday 18 September.
  • Adelaide Airport, from 09:45 until 11:45 on Monday 19 September.
  • Mitcham Square Shopping Centre, 119 Belair Rd, Torrens Park, from 11:45 until 13:15 on Monday 19 September.
  • Argo’s Café (Argo on the Parade), 212 The Parade, Norwood, from 10:00 until 11:45 on Tuesday 20 September.
  • Norwood Foodland, 61-169 the Parade, Norwood, 11:15 until 12:15 on Tuesday 20 September.
  • Semaphore Beach, from 13:30 until 14:30 on Tuesday 20 September.
  • North East Modbury Medical and Dental Centre, 926 North East Rd, Modbury from 11:00 until 12:15 on Wednesday 21 September.

Post exposure prophylaxis

  • MMR (unless contraindicated for example in pregnant women or immunosuppression) given up to 72 hours post exposure may prevent or modify measles in non-immune persons.
  • Normal human immunoglobulin (NHIG) given up to 144 hours post exposure may prevent or modify measles but should be reserved for non-immune high risk persons (immunocompromised, pregnant women, healthcare workers and babies).  Babies aged 0-5 months are likely immune if the birth mother is immune. NHIG is in short supply so do not use outside of these indications.

Measles vaccination

  • Two doses of a measles containing vaccine are highly effective at preventing measles. Offer measles vaccine (unless contraindicated) to all potentially susceptible persons.
  • MMR, routinely given at 12 months, is a valid dose if given from 11 months. MMRV, routinely given at 18 months, is a valid dose if given from 13 months (and at least 4 weeks after MMR).
  • MMR can be given at 9 months or 10 months of age after an individual risk assessment, however, two further measles-containing vaccines are required.
  • Measles vaccine should be considered in susceptible persons prior to overseas travel.

Further clinical information is available at and recent public health alerts are available at

Dr Ann Koehler - Director, Communicable Disease Control Branch
For all enquiries please contact the CDCB on 1300 232 272 (24 hours / 7 days)
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Download the official health alert here (PDF)


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