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Case of measles found in Ontario child with recent travel history

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Peel Public Health said it has confirmed a case of measles in an Ontario child who has a recent history of international travel.

“Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads easily to those who are not immunized or have not previously had measles,” PPH said.

 

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Those who are most at risk for complications are infants under one year old, unimmunized pregnant people, and people with weakened immune systems, the local public health unit said.

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A release was issued on Tuesday to advise the public of the various locations with dates and times of possible exposure to the virus due to the confirmed case.

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  • Feb. 1: Wow…What A Deal! at 3100 Dixie Rd., Mississauga, from about 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 1: Walmart at 1500 Dundas St. E., Mississauga, from about 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Feb. 3: Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Site at 100 Queensway W., Emergency Department, from about 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Feb. 5: 400 Dundas Medical at 400 Dundas St. E. #105a, Mississauga, from about 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Feb. 6 & 7: Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Site at 100 Queensway W., Emergency Department, from about 7 p.m. Feb. 6 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7.

They also note measles symptoms can start between seven and 21 days after infection. Symptoms can include a high fever that may spike to higher than 104 degrees F, a cough, a runny nose, red watery eyes similar to pink eye, sensitivity to light, and a red rash that lasts up to a week.

Peel Public health said those who plan to travel internationally to destinations with high levels of measles should ensure they are immunized and have up-to-date measles vaccinations.

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