10 confirmed measles cases in Quebec

MONTREAL — Quebec health officials have confirmed there are 10 cases of measles in the province.

“It is important to note that the 10 cases were not vaccinated against measles,” a statement from the Lanaudière health authority noted.

“All the cases are all linked, and they all live in the Lanaudière region.”

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The Lanaudière region is northeast of Montreal and has a population of over 400,000 people.

While the health authority did not specifically cite Disneyland as the source of the outbreak, it confirmed that the first case of the virus was contracted in a park in California, where other cases had been detected.

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According to the statement, the measles outbreak has been contained. Everyone who has been in contact with those infected has been contacted and no public spaces or educational institutions have been affected.

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“All recommended protective and control measures were put in place with the first case,” Joane Désilets, a medical consultant for Quebec’s public health authority, said in the statement.

“We have advised all doctors in the region to quickly inform us of all suspected measles cases.”

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The health authority also said that those children and adults who have been vaccinated are protected against the virus, noting that the measles vaccine is included in Quebec’s vaccination schedule.

Read the full statement from the Lanaudière health authority here [in French]: