Measles case confirmed in B.C. interior

Henrietta Strickland
March 10, 2019

"We are working with our healthcare and public health partners to make sure we quickly identify any possible exposures to the community that may have occurred", Marcy Flanagan, director of the Pima County Health Department said in a press release.

Pima County Health Department officials say people are immune to Measles if they've had two doses of the MMR vaccine.

Interior Health is confirming a single case of measles in 100 Mile House.

Anyone who believes they may be at risk can call a public health nurse at 1-855-549-6364 to review your vaccination history, determine your immunity and arrange for post-exposure treatment if necessary.

Health officials warned anyone who visited Congregation Sons of Israel - Park Avenue, 401 Park Ave., on February 26, 2019, between 5:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m, or the Kol Shimshon synagogue, at 323 Squankum Road, on February 27 from 8:30 11:30 a.m. that they also may have been exposed.

Friday, March 1, 2019 - Spruce Hills Resort, 108 Mile Ranch, 7 to 11 p.m.

Anyone who visited the LabCorp at 1352 River Lakewood on March 5 after 3:45 p.m. may have been exposed to measles, the New Jersey Department of Health said.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Interlakes Regional Library, Lone Butte, 5:30-8:15 p.m.

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - Spruce Hills Resort, 108 Mile Ranch, 4:15 to 7:30 p.m.

Measles symptoms appear seven to 12 days after exposure but may take up to 21 days to appear. The infection begins with a fever, red eyes, cough, and runny nose. These are followed by a rash, which starts first on the face and neck, spreads to the chest, arms and legs, and lasts for at least three days.

If you think you may have the disease, call your local healthcare provider or local hospital or urgent care to set up a time to visit the office as to not expose the illness to others.

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