Measles warning issued for travellers on WestJet from Abbotsford to Calgary

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WATCH ABOVE: A member of a WestJet flight crew was recently diagnosed with the measles, potentially exposing hundreds of people to the virus. Gord Gillies reports – Mar 31, 2017

A health warning has been issued for anyone who may have flown out of Abbotsford in the last few weeks.

Officials say on March 22, a person with measles was travelling on WestJet flight number 450, between Abbotsford and Calgary.

The flight departed Abbotsford at 5:49 a.m. and arrived in Calgary at 7:50 a.m.

Officials are asking anyone who was on the flight to contact their doctor if they develop any cold-like symptoms.

READ MORE: Toronto Public Health investigating 3 confirmed cases of measles, 1 case at TDSB school

Measles is a highly contagious disease that can spread easily.

Those who have not had two doses of a measles vaccine or have not had measles in the past are at risk, especially infants under the age of one, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.


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