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Measles case in Adelaide

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Measles case in Adelaide

 

SA Health has been notified of a case of measles in a 17-year-old male from metropolitan Adelaide, who was exposed to the measles case reported on 23 March. The recent case is currently in a stable condition in hospital.

Measles is a serious and highly contagious infectious disease. SA Health advises anyone who isn’t fully immunised, and particularly those who were in the locations at the times listed below, to be alert for symptoms over the next few weeks and to see a doctor if they become ill.

Anyone who attended a listed exposure site during the times listed on Tuesday 2 April or Wednesday 3 April should contact their GP today to discuss the need for post-exposure treatment. This could involve urgent vaccination for those who are not vaccinated, or immunoglobulin treatment for people who have low immune functioning.

Public exposure sites for the current and previous cases:

  • Women’s and Children’s Hospital Emergency Department on Wednesday 3 April from 10:00 am to 10:45 am
  • Norwood Total GP Care, Como Shopping Centre Level 1, 11/168 The Parade, Norwood on Tuesday 2 April from 3:15pm to 4:45 pm and 6:00pm to 7:15pm
  • Rio Coffee, 22 Nelson Street, Stepney on Thursday 28 March from 10 am to 11:30 am
  • St Ignatius College, 2 Manresa Court, Athelstone on Thursday 28 March from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Campbelltown Soccer Club, 72 Stradbroke Road, Newton on Thursday 28 March from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
  • Women’s and Children’s Hospital Paediatric Emergency Department on Saturday 23 March from 5:30 am to 6:15 am
  • Norwood Total GP Care, Como Shopping Centre Level 1, 11/168 The Parade, Norwood on Friday 22 March from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
  • Norwood Parade between Edward and George Streets, Norwood on Friday 22 March from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
  • Kmart Firle Plaza, 171 Glynburn Road, Firle on Friday 22 March from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Adelaide Airport on Friday 22 March from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
  • Woolworths Supermarket, 14/104 Walkerville Terrace, Walkerville on Thursday 21 March from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Bunnings Prospect, 252 Churchill Road, Prospect on Wednesday 20 March 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Next Generation Gym Memorial Drive, North Adelaide on Tuesday 19 March from 3:30 pm to 5:15 pm
  • Exchange Coffee 12-18 Vardon Ave, Adelaide on Sunday 17 March 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • State Library, North Terrace, Adelaide on Sunday 17 March from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Rundle Mall, Adelaide on Sunday 17 March from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Hey Jupiter, Ebenezer Place, Adelaide on Sunday 17 March 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Down the Rabbit Hole Winery, 233 Binney Road, McLaren Vale on Saturday 16 March 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Oscar Wylee, Rundle Mall on Friday 15 March from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Bailey Nelson, Rundle Mall on Friday 15 March from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Gunbae, 11-29 Union St, Adelaide on Friday 15 March from 7:45 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Natural Wonders Light Show, Botanic Gardens, Adelaide on Friday 15 March from 8:45 pm to 10:15 pm.

Symptoms of measles 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.

When measles is suspected, it is critical 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.

This is the third case of measles in South Australia this year, compared to one case at the same time last year. A total of three cases were recorded in 2023.

Most measles cases in Australia occur in overseas visitors and returning residents who did not have two doses of the measles vaccine. The easiest way to avoid measles is vaccination, with two doses needed to provide the best protection. Measles vaccination is on the National Immunisation Program at 12 months and 18 months of age.

People intending to travel overseas are encouraged to check their vaccination records, and request the vaccine, if there is no record of them receiving two doses, and they were born in Australia after or during 1966.

Anyone who was at the locations and is significantly immunocompromised, or anyone who is pregnant and not fully immunised, may benefit from post-exposure prophylaxis treatment within 6 days of exposure. Speak to your doctor if you think this may apply to you.

For more information Measles case in Adelaide visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au.

 

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New development planned for Woolgoolga Retirement Village

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New development planned for Woolgoolga Retirement Village

 

Woolgoolga and District Retirement Village Ltd are taking steps to add a collection of modern retirement residences and amenities to their village in High Street. They are in the early phase of planning a new development to be called Callisto Coastal Retirement.

Sasha Andrews, Chief Executive Officer of Woolgoolga and District Retirement Village Ltd is excited about the plans. “We are very proud to be adding Callisto Coastal Retirement to our community.” Ms Andrews said. “We are part of a great community in a fantastic location and aim to set the benchmark for premium retirement living in Woolgoolga.”

At this early stage, they are keen to get input from the local community of future residents to help create the perfect coastal retirement. A Feedback Forum is being offered to eligible potential residents aged 55+, providing an opportunity to learn more, convey their thoughts, ideas and insights around design and services, features, amenities and priorities.

The new development has the support of the Board of Directors of the not-for-profit, community owned organisation. Chairperson, Ian Wade said “Woolgoolga and District Retirement Village has played an important role in the community for many years and we want to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of our seniors for years to come. We have a great opportunity to provide quality retirement living, built with future residents in mind.”

A community Feedback Forum is planned for Tuesday 7 May. For details and to register to attend, go to the website here. For more on the Woolgoolga Retirement Village, visit here.

 

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Memory Run Walk Jog – My Way Lismore

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Memory Run Walk Jog – My Way Lismore

Albert Park Baseball Grounds

Keen Street Lismore
8am Sunday 19th May 2024

Join a fun community activity to fundraise and raise dementia awareness. Last year, more than 10,000 people walked, jogged and ran in cities and towns across Australia for people impacted by dementia. Dementia awareness

Lismore events include a 10km run, a 5km jog/walk or a 1km walk so that the day is inclusive of all levels of physical ability.

There will be information stalls providing details of supports, local resources and services to help those impacted by dementia, as well as food and drinks.

Form a team from your workplace, local club, friends or family (dress up to make it fun!) and enter the 1km walk, 5km jog/walk or a 10km run. Get lots of sponsors!

To register a team or take part as an individual go to:
www.memorywalk.com.au/event/lismore-myway

Dementia awareness

Dementia awareness

Currently, dementia is the leading cause of death in women and overall, it is the second leading cause of death for all Australians. In 2024, it is estimated that more than 1.6 million people in Australia are involved in the care of someone living with dementia.

Dr Jones says ‘The ageing population in the Northern Rivers is growing at an exponential rate. Our region is one of the highest ageing communities in NSW and this comes with increasing rates of those impacted by dementia in our community. I’m quite keen to see that we adopt more preventable approaches against dementia in our region’. Dementia awareness

Dr Jones says ‘There are many things we can do to prevent dementia or delay your risk of developing dementia. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits, in particular regular exercise can make a significant difference’.

“We encourage the whole community to come together, not only to raise money for
Dementia Australia, but also to exercise together and to fight this disease” says Dr Jones.

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Man charged following alleged stabbing – Campsie

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Man charged following alleged stabbing – Campsie

 

A man will face court tomorrow (Friday 12 April 2024) charged over an alleged stabbing in Campsie in Sydney’s southwest yesterday (Wednesday 10 April 2024).

About 8:45pm yesterday, emergency services were called to a unit at Ninth Avenue, Campsie, following reports of a stabbing.

Officers attached to Campsie Police Area Command attended and found a 53-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man with multiple stab wounds.

Both were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, with the woman taken to St George Hospital with stab wounds to the thigh.

The man was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a critical condition with stab wounds to his face, arm and chest.

A short time later a 25-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Concord Hospital.

Police established a crime scene and detectives commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following the 25-year-old man’s release from hospital, he was arrested and taken to Campsie Police Station.

He was charged with two counts of attempted murder and break and enter dwelling and assault with intent to murder.

The man was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court tomorrow (Friday 12 April 2024).

 

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