Measles Case in Murray Bridge & Adelaide

March 27, 2023 8:07 am in by


Those who have not been immunised against measles are urged to do so, following South Australia’s first case in three years.

A three year old boy who contracted measles overseas has been in various Murray Bridge and Adelaide locations this month.

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SA Health says anyone who visited the listed locations should be alert for symptoms over coming weeks:
  • Murray Bridge Swimming Centre – 58 Adelaide Rd Murray Bridge SA 5253 on Friday March 17 between 4pm and 6pm
  • Murray Bridge Hospital Emergency Department waiting area, on Wednesday March 22 between 9:30am and 1pm, and Thursday March 23 between 9am and 9:45am
  • Bridge Clinic – 8 Standen St Murray Bridge SA 5253, on Thursday March 23 between 9:30am and 11:15am
  • Women’s and Children’s Hospital Emergency Department waiting area, on Thursday March 23 between 12pm and 12:45pm

“Symptoms start with fever, cough, runny nose, and sore eyes, followed by a blotchy rash which usually begins on the head and then spreads down the body,” an SA Health alert said.

“When measles is suspected, it is very important that people phone their doctor before any visit and mention why they are attending, so precautions can be taken to avoid spreading disease to others.”

There have been four notifications of measles in Australia this year and it is expected further cases will occur as international travel ramps up.