York Region confirms Ontario’s 8th case of the measles

WATCH: York Region health official Lilian Yuan confirms the latest case of measles and explains how the public can keep themselves safe from contracting the disease.

TORONTO – Health officials have confirmed Ontario is now dealing with an eighth case of the measles in the province.

The latest confirmation comes from York Region north of Toronto.

Health officials say the patient is a man under the age of 30 and was fully vaccinated. No other information was made available.

Niagara Region confirmed one case last week and the City of Toronto is dealing with six cases.

READ MORE: 4 Toronto measles cases not from Disneyland

None of the six people infected in Toronto — nor a case found last week in the Niagara, Ont., region — had travelled outside the country in the weeks before becoming ill.

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The Toronto cases are two toddlers and four adults, most of whom were not vaccinated. The Niagara region patient is a woman in her early 20s who has not been vaccinated.

Ontario’s Minister of Health Dr. Eric Hoskins and Ontario’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robin Williams confirmed in a joint statement Tuesday that none of the cases have been linked to an outbreak at Disneyland which has led to over100 people, including 10 in Quebec, being diagnosed with measles.

They also urged people to get vaccinated, saying it was the best way to fight the spread of the disease.

“The science is clear and there is indisputable evidence that the measles vaccine is both safe and effective,” the statement read.

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