May 9, 2014 5:45 pm

First case of measles confirmed in northern Alberta

Alberta Health Services is warning people about a new confirmed case of measles.

Global News

EDMONTON – A case of measles has been declared in the Fort McMurray area. Alberta Health Services (AHS) says this is the first case of the disease in the North Zone.

Health officials are advising people who were at the following locations that they may have been exposed to measles and may be at risk of developing the disease.

Wood Buffalo Transit System – bus route #41 (Stone Creek), Fort McMurray

  • April 28 – 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • April 29 – 3:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • April 30 – 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • May 1 – 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Wood Buffalo Transit System – bus route #1A (Mainline Express), Fort McMurray

  • April 29 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wood Buffalo Transit System – bus route #1B (Mainline Express), Fort McMurray

  • April 29 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • May 1 – 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

St. Martha School, 102 Parsons Creek Dr., Fort McMurray

  • April 28 – 7:50 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.
  • April 30 – 7:50 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.

Northside Medical Clinic, Suite 614-8600 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray

  • May 1 – 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Northern Lights Regional Health Centre Emergency Department, 7 Hospital Street, Fort McMurray

  • May 5 – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The latest case of measles brings the total number of cases in Alberta to 24.

Twenty-four cases of measles have been confirmed in Alberta as of Friday, May 9, 2014.

Credit: Alberta Health Services

A measles outbreak was declared in the province at the end of April. Anyone who develops measles symptoms is being asked to stay home and call Health Link Alberta at 1-866-408-5465.

For extensive coverage, visit our Alberta measles web page.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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