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Measles alert for Busselton

Western Australians are being asked to be alert to the risk of measles following a confirmed measles illness in a person who visited four public venues in Busselton last week. Children and adults who have been inadvertently exposed are at risk of developing measles if they are not already immune. Individuals should remain vigilant for the onset of measles symptoms during the period July 12 to 25, 2019 if they attended: According to the WA Country Health Service's Dr Tania Wallace, measles is a serious and highly contagious viral illness that spreads when infected people cough and sneeze. “Being in the same room around the same time as someone with measles can result in infection in people who are not immune,” she said. “People with measles typically develop symptoms approximately 10 to 18 days after exposure. “Early symptoms 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 t..

Western Australians are being asked to be alert to the risk of measles following a confirmed measles illness in a person who visited four public venues in Busselton last week. Children and adults who have been inadvertently exposed are at risk of developing measles if they are not already immune. Individuals should remain vigilant for the onset of measles symptoms during the period July 12 to 25, 2019 if they attended: According to the WA Country Health Service's Dr Tania Wallace, measles is a serious and highly contagious viral illness that spreads when infected people cough and sneeze. "Being in the same room around the same time as someone with measles can result in infection in people who are not immune," she said. "People with measles typically develop symptoms approximately 10 to 18 days after exposure. "Early symptoms 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." Dr Wallace said complications following measles can be serious and include ear infections and pneumonia in about 10 per cent of cases. "Around one in every five people will require hospital admission and about one person in every 1,000 will develop encephalitis – inflammation of the brain," she said. Dr Wallace said the WA Country Health Service was urging parents to make sure their children receive their measles vaccinations on schedule. People born during or after 1966 are also requested to check that they have had two documented doses of a measles vaccine at some stage in their life, especially before travelling overseas. If they are not sure if they have had two doses of measles vaccine, they should see their doctor for a vaccination before going abroad. There is also a newly funded adult measles immunisation campaign offering two doses of vaccine for all people born from 1966 who are not immunised. Vaccinations can be provided by your GP or your usual immunisation provider. Dr Wallace said every measles case is treated as a public health emergency because of the risk of local spread – including to those most vulnerable to infection, such as infants too young to be vaccinated, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems. "With high vaccination coverage, naturally occurring measles has been eliminated from WA for around 20 years, but occasional cases and small outbreaks occur, sparked by residents or visitors who were infected overseas," she said. People who are concerned they may have measles and require medical advice after hours can contact Healthdirect on 1800 022 222. For further information, visit the HealthyWA website (external site).

Western Australians are being asked to be alert to the risk of measles following a confirmed measles illness in a person who visited four public venues in Busselton last week.

Children and adults who have been inadvertently exposed are at risk of developing measles if they are not already immune.

Individuals should remain vigilant for the onset of measles symptoms during the period July 12 to 25, 2019 if they attended:

  • Busselton shopping precinct on July 5, 2019 in the late afternoon
  • Busselton Post Office on Prince Street on July 5, 2019 in the late afternoon
  • Discount Pharmacy on Kent Street on Friday July, 5 and Sunday, July 7 in the late afternoon
  • Woolworths Busselton on Kent Street on Saturday July 6 in the late afternoon.

According to the WA Country Health Service's Dr Tania Wallace, measles is a serious and highly contagious viral illness that spreads when infected people cough and sneeze.

"Being in the same room around the same time as someone with measles can result in infection in people who are not immune," she said.

"People with measles typically develop symptoms approximately 10 to 18 days after exposure.

"Early symptoms 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."

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Uni student’s survey aims to help boost lamb survival

Sheep producers across western NSW are being encouraged to participate in an online survey that investigates vaccination and nutritional supplementation of sheep. Former Peak Hill resident and current Charles Sturt University student, Kayla Kopp, is conducting the investigation as part of her studies. Ms Kopp's PhD at Charles Sturt's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is investigating the nutritional supplementation of lambing ewes and sheep producers are being asked to take part in the survey. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes and participants remain anonymous. READ ALSO: Charles Sturt students win top tertiary team at merino challenge The project is supervised Professor Michael Friend and is part of a wider body of research at the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, an alliance between Charles Sturt and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, that aims to improve the productivity and profitability of sheep production. “One in five lambs born in Austra..

Sheep producers across western NSW are being encouraged to participate in an online survey that investigates vaccination and nutritional supplementation of sheep. Former Peak Hill resident and current Charles Sturt University student, Kayla Kopp, is conducting the investigation as part of her studies. Ms Kopp's PhD at Charles Sturt's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is investigating the nutritional supplementation of lambing ewes and sheep producers are being asked to take part in the survey. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes and participants remain anonymous. READ ALSO: Charles Sturt students win top tertiary team at merino challenge The project is supervised Professor Michael Friend and is part of a wider body of research at the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, an alliance between Charles Sturt and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, that aims to improve the productivity and profitability of sheep production. "One in five lambs born in Australia die within days of birth, costing the industry over $1 billion each year," Professor Friend said. "Our research aims to better understand how those losses occur and to develop knowledge and tools that will help producers improve animal health and boost lamb survival." READ ALSO: Walgett's Jill Roughley, runs her property with guts and determination The survey is available online (www.surveymonkey.com/r/ lambsurvey) and sheep producers are invited to take part in the research until Saturday, August 31. Participants must be producers currently involved in the sheep industry either as farm owners or managers in NSW; must have ewes lambing on their property annually; and must have at least 50 sheep on their property. The survey builds on Miss Kopp's earlier field studies focused on nutritional supplementation and milk production. Data from the study will contribute to research on animal welfare, animal nutrition and sheep production.

Sheep producers across western NSW are being encouraged to participate in an online survey that investigates vaccination and nutritional supplementation of sheep.

Former Peak Hill resident and current Charles Sturt University student, Kayla Kopp, is conducting the investigation as part of her studies.

Ms Kopp's PhD at Charles Sturt's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is investigating the nutritional supplementation of lambing ewes and sheep producers are being asked to take part in the survey.

The survey takes approximately 15 minutes and participants remain anonymous.

The project is supervised Professor Michael Friend and is part of a wider body of research at the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, an alliance between Charles Sturt and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, that aims to improve the productivity and profitability of sheep production.

"One in five lambs born in Australia die within days of birth, costing the industry over $1 billion each year," Professor Friend said.

"Our reRead More – Source

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Margaret River’s women in wine head to New York

Three women from the Margaret River region's wine industry have been invited to New York City for the Australian Women in Wine Awards on Tuesday September 17. Finalists from the region include Vanya Cullen – who has once again been nominated for a Winemaker of the Year award – making it the second time she has received such an accolade this year. Also nominated in the Australian Women in Wines Awards were Howard Parks marketing officer Rebecca Love and Clairault Streicker cellar door person Ulrika Larsson. Ms Love has been nominated for Marketer of the Year and Ms Larsson has been nominated for Cellar Door Person of the Year. Australian Women in Wine Awards founder and chair Jane Thomson said the depth and breadth of talent entered in the awards this year made it exceptionally difficult for their judges. “It just goes to show that after five years of operation, we are continuing to attract the very best female talent in the Australian wine community,” she said. “Theirs are excepti..

Three women from the Margaret River region's wine industry have been invited to New York City for the Australian Women in Wine Awards on Tuesday September 17. Finalists from the region include Vanya Cullen – who has once again been nominated for a Winemaker of the Year award – making it the second time she has received such an accolade this year. Also nominated in the Australian Women in Wines Awards were Howard Parks marketing officer Rebecca Love and Clairault Streicker cellar door person Ulrika Larsson. Ms Love has been nominated for Marketer of the Year and Ms Larsson has been nominated for Cellar Door Person of the Year. Australian Women in Wine Awards founder and chair Jane Thomson said the depth and breadth of talent entered in the awards this year made it exceptionally difficult for their judges. "It just goes to show that after five years of operation, we are continuing to attract the very best female talent in the Australian wine community," she said. "Theirs are exceptional stories that deserve to be told and celebrated." More than 35 Australian female wine producers have been invited to the invitation only event, which will be live streamed back to Australia via the Australian Women in Wine's Facebook page. More information on the Australian Women in Wine Awards can be found at WomeninWineAwards.com.au.

Three women from the Margaret River region's wine industry have been invited to New York City for the Australian Women in Wine Awards on Tuesday September 17.

Finalists from the region include Vanya Cullen – who has once again been nominated for a Winemaker of the Year award – making it the second time she has received such an accolade this year.

Also nominated in the Australian Women in Wines Awards were Howard Parks marketing officer Rebecca Love and Clairault Streicker cellar door person Ulrika Larsson.

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