One measles case confirmed in 100 Mile House: Interior Health

Grant Boone
March 11, 2019

Tim Hortons, 100 Mile House, 4-6:30 p.m.

"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", said Marcy Flanagan, Director of the Pima County Health Department.

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

The measles outbreak in Canterbury has now infected 25 people, and the Canterbury District Health Board says the number is likely to rise in the coming days.

Spruce Hills Resort in 108 Mile Ranch on Sunday, March 3, between 4:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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

The DHB said under-immunised people who came within two metres of an infectious person, however briefly, had a 90 per cent chance of contracting measles.

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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.

The DHB has told medical centres in the region that extra supplies of the vaccine were being delivered, with 18,000 doses expected to be available in practices from Wednesday.

Measles is highly infectious and is spread by an airborne virus.

Last week, a student from Hamilton High School was diagnosed with mumps, a contagious disease caused by a virus that is spread through the air by coughing or contact with bodily fluids from the mouth, nose, or throat.

Complications from the illness can include pneumonia, inflammation of the brain, convulsions, deafness, brain damage and death.

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