According to Toronto Public Health, a lab-confirmed case of measles is being investigated in an adult resident who had acquired the infection in another country.
The public was possibly exposed to Pro Mills Dr. March 20 in Vaughan Mills, 1 Bass, the measles virus, between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm.
Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads easily to the vulnerable. Those who did not have two doses of measles vaccine (MMR or MMRV) or no measles in the past are at risk of infection. Infants under one year, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems can be very ill with measles.
"We know that measles continue to circulate regularly in communities. Therefore, we know that now is a good time to remind residents to check their vaccination status, as many people have recently gone overseas for the March holiday vacation, "said Drs. Eileen de Villa, medical officer for health in Toronto. Our employees follow our routine practice to connect with people who may have been exposed in public facilities. However, if you are concerned that you or a member of your family has been exposed to measles, contact your doctor. [1
It is said that the following is recommended to anyone who may have been exposed:
1. Check your vaccine list to make sure you and your family members are up to date with the measles vaccine (MMR or MMRV). If you are not sure, contact your doctor. In general, those born before 1970 are considered protected from measles.
. 2 Even if you are on the subject of measles vaccination, be aware of the symptoms of measles. These include high fever, cold-like symptoms (cough / runny nose), sore eyes or photosensitivity and a red rash lasting four to seven days.
. 3 If you have not received two doses of measles vaccine and you were born after 1970, a vaccine dose is recommended to prevent the infection. This is only effective if administered within three days of exposure.
. 4 Infants under one year of age, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems may be suffering from measles.
These individuals are requested to call the TPH hotline at 416-338-7600 or 311 hours after hours to discuss follow-up recommendations
Individuals are reminded that the measles virus is circulating in many countries and that they are Before traveling, make sure that they are protected from measles.