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Cases of measles discovered at S:t Görans hospital

"The cases of measles discovered at S:t Görans sjukhus" "A case of measles has been detected at S:t Göran's emergency hospital in Stockholm." "Now call

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Cases of measles discovered at S:t Görans hospital
"The cases of measles discovered at S:t Görans sjukhus"

"A case of measles has been detected at S:t Göran's emergency hospital in Stockholm."

"Now call the hospital around to all the patients who visited the emergency room at the time."

"They called and asked if I'm vaccinated," says a patient for the newspaper Aftonbladet. "

"People who have visited the S:t Göran's emergency department on Saturday evening and night into Sunday has been called by the hospital since the discovery of a case of measles."

" They called and asked if I was in the hospital at the time and if I was vaccinated, which I am, telling a patient to Aftonbladet."

"the Hospital has confirmed that it right now is with smittspårning in connection with a confirmed mässlingsfall and to look seriously at the situation. "

"– It is true that we are to do smittspårning among the patients and staff who have been around a patient who visited the emergency department on Saturday evening and that later turned out to have measles, " says Anders Persson at the ministry."

"According to him, is tracking according to hospital procedures for infectious diseases."

" For our part, it's all about getting in contact with patients in the waiting room and the staff dealt with the person then this is contagious. Then there is the Folkhälsomyndigheten that contact the person's relatives, " says Anders Persson."

"At the moment, it is unclear how many people have or will be contacted."

""I have not the data," says Anders Persson. "

"there Is a risk that it may have spread to other parts of the hospital? "

" Right now, we are focusing on the people we know have had contact with the infected patient. Would the other information to come forth so we take the course on. "

"✓ A highly contagious viral disease that is rare in Sweden, but more common abroad."

"✓ the Symptoms are runny nose, halsbesvär, high fever, eye irritation, dry cough. After a few days, a rash that begins in face and spreads down over the torso, arms and legs."

"✓ the Disease can become serious and give complications as pneumonia and otitis media. In very unusual cases it can even lead to life-threatening encephalitis."

"✓ Incubation period is from 7 to 18 days, usually about 10 days."

"✓ The vast majority of children are vaccinated against measles at 18 months of age in the general vaccination programme for children. Therefore, the disease is rare in Sweden."

"✓ in Order to avoid further spread of infection, the suspected to be affected by measles should not sit in the general waiting area, without reference to the isolation room."

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