Vancouver's coastal health confirms 2 new cases of measles


Two new cases of measles were found in Lower Epirus, according to Vancouver's coastal health.

The health authority has decided that one of the new cases is linked to a previous known case of measles. The source of the second infection has not been identified and is under investigation.

There are now 10 confirmed cases of measles associated with the current outbreak. An unrelated case of measles was detected in Vancouver earlier in February.

"I can not promise that every exposure is due," said VCH Health Officer Dr. Althea Hayden.

Measles are an extremely contagious disease that spreads through the air. He can stay on the plane for two hours. According to a statement from Vancouver's Coastal Health, it is too late for the majority of people who may have been in contact with confirmed cases to take preventive measures.

There were possible exhibitions in Vancouver, Richmond, BK, Squamish, Whistler and Steveston.

Other people may be exposed and their health authority has been notified immediately.

The Sanitary Authority has since confirmed that passengers heading north and south to the Canadian line, Vancouver's fast transit system, on February 15th at 9:00 am. until 11:30 am, PST could also have been exposed.

A timeline of possible reports provided by Vancouver's coastal health. (Vancouver Coastal Health)

The health authority has stated that people at risk should be monitored for symptoms.

Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes, followed a few days later by a rash that begins on the face and spreads to the chest.

Thirty-six students and staff have already been invited to stay home from two French schools in Vancouver where the event started.


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