Another measles case in WA

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THERE has been another reported measles case in WA, with a Perth gym advising members a child attended its creche with the illness.

Surge Fitness Clarkson sent an email to members just after 5pm this evening.

The email said the child last attended the creche on Saturday, January 18.

“We are informing all our parents and families that use our creche facilities at this location as a duty of care,” the email said.

“In the interest of safety, we have arranged an extra professional clean of all our toys and surfaces in addition to our standard daily cleaning schedules.”

Measles is a serious and highly contagious viral illness spread when infected people cough and sneeze.

Being in the same room in, or soon after, someone with measles can result in infection in people who are not immune.

Early symptoms typically develop approximately 10 to 18 days after exposure and include fever, cough, runny nose and sore eyes, followed by a red blotchy rash three or four days later.

The rash usually starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body.

Complications following measles can be serious and include ear infections and pneumonia in about 10 per cent of cases.

People who are concerned they may have measles and require medical advice after hours can contact Health Direct on 1800 022 222.