Metronidazole intravenous (IV) - medication shortage

29 November 2016 - National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS)

Fact Sheet - for hospitals and acute care facilities

‚ÄčThere is currently an Australia-wide shortage of intravenous (IV) metronidazole.

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Case of measles acquired in Indonesia

18 November 2016 - Communicable Disease Control Branch

SA Health has been notified of a case of measles in a 1 year old male from metropolitan Adelaide. The case was in the settings listed below whilst infectious:

  • Jetstar flight JQ128 from Bali with a scheduled arrival in Adelaide of 6:05 a.m. on Sunday 13 November.
  • Adelaide Airport from 6:05 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. on Sunday 13 November.
  • Partridge Street General Practice, 16 Partridge St, Glenelg from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Monday 14 November, 12:00 p.m. until 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday 16 November, and 12:15 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday 17 November.
  • The Reject Shop, 98 Jetty Road from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday 14 November.
  • Chemist Warehouse, 88 Jetty Road from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday 14 November.
  • Cheap as Chips, 152 Jetty Road from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday 14 November.
  • Women’s and Children’s Hospital Paediatric Emergency Department, from 1:30 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. on Thursday 17 November.
  • Women’s and Children’s Hospital Paediatric Main Entrance, from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. and 5:30p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Thursday 17 November.

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