Warning for Bali travellers after second box of measles in a week

TRAVELLERS to Bali are reminded to check their vaccinations are adult to date, following a second box of measles this year on a island.


The Department of Health expelled an warning for a Butler and Joondalup area on Saturday after a returning traveller was reliable to have measles.

It follows an warning on Tuesday per an progressing box of measles also engaged in Bali, and another chairman putrescent in one of 3 countries in South East Asia.

Medical Epidemiologist Dr Gary Dowse pronounced there had been some-more than 20 apart importations of measles from Bali to WA given 2013, including 7 cases final year and a dual cases in a past week, that is some-more than for any other abroad transport destination.

“Unfortunately, it is not surprising for Australians to be putrescent with measles overseas, including in Bali, though a boost in a series of cases in WA and other states in new weeks suggests there competence be an increasing risk of throwing measles in Bali during present,” Dr Dowse said.

He combined that each alien measles box was treated as a open health puncture since of a risk of internal widespread – including to those many unprotected to infection, such as infants too immature to be vaccinated, profound women and those with compromised defence systems.

Travellers returning from Bali (or other countries, generally in Southeast Asia) who grown a heat with other symptoms – including cough, runny nose, bruise red eyes and a unreasonable – within dual to 3 weeks of returning home, should deliberate their doctor.

People could have been unprotected to a many new box during a following locations in Perth:

* Connolly Drive Medical Centre in Butler on Saturday, Mar 17 about 10.15 to 11.15 am; Sunday, Mar 18 about 8.30 to 9.45 am; and Tuesday, Mar 20 about 9.00am to 10.30 am.

* Butler Health Pharmacy on Saturday, Mar 17 about 10.45am to 11.30 am.

*Joondalup Hospital Emergency Department on Sunday, Mar 18 between 9.15am and 5.00pm.

In addition, people who were during other locations visited by a dual cases reliable progressing this week also need to sojourn vigilant.

Dr Dowse pronounced anyone who thinks they competence have measles should call forward so that they can be removed when they arrive during a GP medicine or Emergency Department, to forestall infecting other patients and staff.

“Measles is foul for about 4 days before and after a growth of a rash. Children and adults who have been unwittingly unprotected are during risk of building measles if they are not immune,” he said.

Measles is a critical and rarely foul viral illness widespread by little droplets expelled when putrescent people cough and sneeze.

Early symptoms embody fever, cough, runny nose and bruise eyes, followed by a red blotchy unreasonable about 3 days later. The unreasonable customarily starts on a face and spreads to a rest of a body.

Measles vaccine is now given to children during 12 and 18 months of age.

People innate during or after 1966 should make certain they have had dual documented doses of a measles vaccine during some theatre in their life, generally before travelling overseas, including to Bali.

If they are not certain if they have been vaccinated in a past, they should see their alloy for a sip before they leave.

People who are endangered they competence have measles and need medical recommendation after hours can hit Healthdirect on 1800 022 222.

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