Now, 10 cases of measles diagnosed in B.C. outbreaks, vaccinations


VANCOUVER – Two new cases of measles have been identified in the Vancouver area for a total of 10 diseases, as health officials say they are worried they can not find the source of one of the infections.

Dr Althea Hayden, a Vancouver Coastal Health Doctor, says nine of these cases are clearly linked to schools that were at the heart of this month's outbreak but do not know where the other person is affected by the disease.

The Sanitary Authority also published a list of the locations where one of the infected people traveled in three days from February 15 to February 18, including restaurants, a train and Langara College.

Hayden says the health authority is trying to find the source of measles in the 10th man in an attempt to prevent the exposure of more people.

The measles first show symptoms that resemble flu, cough, nasal runny nose and red eyes, but then fever develops, followed by a separate rash.

Hayden says the response to a call for human vaccination was fantastic and the health authority has seen a large number of vaccinations for the first time.

"It is the best people can do to protect themselves, it is the best we can all do to protect our community."


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