Infectious diseases hunt for cases of measles in the Vallåsen ski resort


A Danish tourist who went to skiing in Vallåsen last week has been sick in measles. Now the Danish and Swedish authorities on infectious diseases are looking for people who may be infected.

From Wednesday to Friday, last week, a Danish company of three people visited the Vallåsen Ski Resort in Hallandsåsen.

Now this week, one of the three on measles has begun to become ill, and since the Danish authorities of infectious diseases worry about their Swedish colleagues, extensive infection detection is being carried out in Vallåsen.

Brass is serious and infectious diseases, but now there are very few who are not vaccinated against them. So far, authorities have not found anyone who received measles after being infected by the Danish man.

"Man has recovered now and the likelihood of someone being infected is low," says Anders Enocksson, a contagious disease physician in Halland.

Of the two in his party, one was vaccinated and the other had the disease, so there was no danger.

The principles now is to try to locate anyone who has been in contact with humans and to inform about the risk and check if any of them has not been vaccinated.

– None of the staff in the inn where they lived suffered and the company traveled to Vallåsen with his own car, so the probability of infection was limited, says Anders Enocksson.

However, the incubation period is long, one to three weeks, which means that people can now show the first symptoms at the weekend – if someone is infected.

– That's what we're going to do with this information now, says Anders Enochsson.

Symptoms may be fever, dry cough, irritated eyes and rash in the mouth. You know it's best, according to Anders Enochsson, to get in touch with his health center by phone, not to go and sit in the waiting room and you risk infecting others.



Measles are an extremely contagious viral disease, which is rare in Sweden but more frequent abroad. The infection causes, among others, high fever and rash in the body.

The disease can become severe and cause subsequent ear inflammation, sinusitis or pneumonia.

Brass can also cause severe inflammation of the brain, but it is unusual. An inflammation of the brain can cause injuries that do not disappear and are also life-threatening.

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