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New Case Of Measles Confirmed In Metro Vancouver

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Officials from Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health have announced that a new case of measles has been identified in the Lower Mainland. This now brings the total number of measles infection cases in British Columbia to 22 this year.

The infection was caught abroad and health officials say that this individual used public transportation while they were infectious.

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As a result, public health officials from both health authorities are alerting those who used the following services and locations on March 27, 2019 that they may have been exposed:

  • The 323 bus between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and noon to 3:00 p.m.
  • The Expo line between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and noon to 3:00 p.m.
  • Lobby and elevators at 666 Burrard Street in Vancouver and the Ascenda School of Management, at the same location, between 8:55 a.m. and 2:05 p.m.

If you develop any symptoms of measles, please call your doctor’s office immediately to let them know of your condition. This will allow your doctor to take precautions to protect other patients. Please also call Vancouver Coastal Health’s Public Health Team at 604-675-3900 for advice and to report any illness.

Symptoms Of Measles

Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose

These symptoms are followed a few days later by a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the chest.

An infected person can spread measles before knowing they have been infected. People are infectious to others from four days before to four days after the onset of rash.

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