Vancouver Coastal Health revealed on Thursday that a new case of measles have been brought to their attention. According to health officials, an ill passenger travelled on two flights through Vancouver International Airport.
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This ill passenger was onboard the following flights and at YVR Airport:
- June 9th: Air China Limited flight CA 0991 departing from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) at 15:25 and arriving at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) at 10:50.
- June 9th: Vancouver airport terminal “Main Terminal” at approximately 10:50 with the path of travel through Canada Customs and Immigration area shortly thereafter.
- June 9th: Air Canada flight AC 8572 departing from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) at 14:00 and arriving at Regina International Airport (YQR) at 17:00.
As a result of this new discovery, passengers on these flights may have been exposed to measles.
Symptoms of measles include fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes, followed a few days later by a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the chest.
To date this year, over 20 people, who either live in or spent time in VCH, have had reported measles. On February 15th, eight cases of measles were reported in just a span of one week.
If you begin to feel ill or suspect you might have measles, please call your doctor and inform them.