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Burnaby high school student latest confirmed measles case: Fraser Health

This undated image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Feb. 4, 2015 shows an electron microscope image of a measles virus particle, center. .
This undated image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Feb. 4, 2015 shows an electron microscope image of a measles virus particle, center. . AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cynthia Goldsmith

There are now a total of four confirmed cases of measles in B.C.

The latest confirmed case involves a student at Carver Christian High School in Burnaby.

An immunization clinic will be held at the school for staff and students as a precaution this afternoon.

Fraser Health says the student was on the same flight with two infected passengers from China. In March, it was confirmed two people who arrived in Vancouver on a Air China flight from Beijing have tested positive for measles. At the time, health authorities said people who were not immunized were at risk, and passengers whose vaccinations were not up to date should visit a doctor, public-health unit or walk-in clinic.

READ MORE: Two more cases of measles diagnosed in B.C.

Fraser Health says those born between 1957 and 1970 should have one dose, and those born after 1970 should have two doses of the vaccination.

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Measles causes fever, rash, cold-like symptoms and red, inflamed eyes that can be sensitive to light.

It can lead to infections of the ear or lungs.

More serious complications can include encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. This can lead to seizures, deafness or permanent brain damage.