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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Recent increase in Shigella cases

31 July 2017 - Communicable Disease Control Branch

The Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB) has identified a recent marked increase in cases of Shigella infection in the Port Augusta, Ceduna, Far North and West Coast regions. There is also a current outbreak of shigellosis in the Northern Territory.

Shigellosis is highly infectious and spread by direct faecal-oral transmission or indirectly via fomites and flies. The infectious dose can be as low as 10-100 organisms. The incubation period is 1-3 days. Cases of shigellosis present with diarrhoea (which may contain blood and mucus), stomach cramps, fever and vomiting. Duration of illness is usually 3-4 days but people can shed bacteria for up to four weeks after resolution of symptoms. This presents a high risk of ongoing transmission, particularly where overcrowding and poor sanitation occur.

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