A measles alert has been issued by the Health Department for a variety of locations across Perth. Photo: Supplied A total of 16 locations throughout the Perth suburbs – including a maternity unit – have been flagged as possible measles infection points, after a second confirmed diagnosis of the highly-contagious infection was recorded WA in the space of a week.
Last week, WA Health warned of a Singapore Airlines passenger returning from Japan, who was later found to be infected by the disease.
Now it has released a specific list of dates and times of possible exposure for a second overseas traveller, who apparently visited a variety of locations around Perth before realising they had measles..
Warnings have been issued for people who visited Langford Islamic College, Kien Strawberry Farm, Bentley Hospital Maternity Unit, Cannington Leisureplex Aquatic Centre and Library, Toy R Us Cannington, Ar Rukun Mosque and Rockingham foreshore cafe and beach.
Any member of the public who visited these spots between Friday October 21 and Friday October 28 are urged to stay alert for symptoms of measles.
Symptoms include a cough, runny nose, sore red eyes and a rash.
“Anyone who thinks they are infected should call ahead and mention their possible contact with measles so they can be isolated when they arrive at the GP surgery or Emergency Department,” WA Health’s Dr Paul Armstrong said.
Measles infections can be especially severe and serious in infants and people with poor immune systems, with 40 per cent of cases requiring hospitalisation.
21-28 October – Langford Islamic College, Langford, morning and afternoon drop off.21 October – Bentley Hospital Maternity Unit, Bentley – 1pm-2pm.22 October – The Learning Bee, Applecross – 10.30am to 12 midday23 October – Kien Strawberry farm, Gnangara – 11.30am to 1.30pm23 October – McDonalds Restaurant Mirabooka – 1pm to 2.30pm23 October – Chemist Warehouse, Mirrabooka – 2pm to 3pm25 October – Chemist Warehouse, Gosnells – 4.45pm to 5.30pm25 October – Maddington Village General Practice, Maddington – 4.30pm to 5.15pm26 October – Gosnells Healthcare Centre General Practice – 7pm to 8pm27 October – Cannington Leisureplex Aquatic Centre and Library – 9.30am to 10.30am27 October – Clinipath Pathology collection centre, Albany Hwy, Gosnells – 11am27 October – Coles, Albany Hwy, Gosnells – 12 midday to 1pm28 October – Toys R Us, Albany Hwy, Cannington – 9.30am to 10.30am28 October – Westfield Carousel shopping centre, Albany Hwy – 10.30am to 11.30am28 October – Ar Rukun Mosque, Rockingham – 1.30pm to 2pm28 October – Rockingham foreshore café and beach – 2pm to 3.30pm
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