Person with confirmed case of measles flew in, out of Alberta

Alert issued after passenger with measles visited Leduc while infectious: AHS

Alert issued after passenger with measles visited Leduc while infectious: AHS

One was a passenger who arrived in Vancouver on February 11 on Philippine Airlines flight PR 116 from Manila, while the other was a passenger who departed Vancouver on February 12 on Air Canada flight AC236 to Edmonton.

Alberta Health Services is warning the Edmonton area that a person with a lab-confirmed case of measles visited Leduc while infectious.

Drop off locations: Paradise Inn and Suites, 7118 Sparrow Dr., Leduc; Crystal Star Inn, 8334 Sparrow Crescent, Leduc; Wyndham Garden Edmonton Airport, 8016 Sparrow Dr., Leduc; Wingate by Wyndham, 7120 Sparrow Dr., Leduc; Exposure time period: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The shuttle was again exposed on February 13 during a pick up at Crystal Star Inn.

On Feb. 13, exposure was possible at the Edmonton airport and on Canadian North Flight 5T-444 from Edmonton to Inuvik, N.W.T., according to the PHAC.

It also said post-exposure immunization is ineffective due to the timeframe of potential exposure. "Individuals are encouraged to monitor for symptoms for 21 days after the date of potential exposure, which could be up to March 5", reads a release from the health agency.

One of two new measles cases reported in Vancouver was a traveller arriving from the Philippines, where an outbreak has killed at least 136 people and infected more than 8,000 people in recent weeks.

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Measles is considered extremely contagious.

"If symptoms of measles do develop, these individuals are advised to stay home and call Health Link at 811, before visiting any health care facility or provider".

The airport said it was taking direction from Vancouver Coastal Health.

Symptoms of measles may include a fever of 38.3° C or higher, a cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a blotchy red rash that appears three to seven days after the fever starts and begins behind the ears and on the face before spreading to the arms and legs, according to PHAC. "There is no treatment for measles; however, it can be prevented through immunization".

AHS also says the MMR vaccine is free in Alberta.

Endemic measles was eradicated in Canada in 1998 thanks to vaccination programs but it re-emerged in 2016 with an outbreak that brought 11 confirmed cases.

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) was unable to immediately provide more information about the second case Sunday.

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