Three cases of measles reported in the Lower Mainland

Three cases of measles have been reported by Vancouver Coastal Health Authority in June. Measles is now rare in Canada, but unimmunized people are at risk.  Measles is very contagious and spreads easily.  When an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes, the virus spreads through the air.  Measles starts with a cough, cold-like symptoms, red eyes, and a fever, which are followed by a rash.  People with measles are infectious before they develop the classical rash and can spread measles before knowing they have been infected. 

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Passengers on flights through Vancouver International Airport on February 24th and 27th may have been exposed to measles

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Measles alert: did you fly from Beijing to Vancouver March 3? Or were you at YVR then?

Passengers on a flight from Beijing to Vancouver could be at risk of getting measles. An individual who was on Air China flight CA991 from Beijing arriving in Vancouver March 3rd at 9:30 a.m. developed symptoms of measles after their arrival. This person was infectious during the flight.   

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Passengers on Air China flight from Beijing to Vancouver on March 21st may have been exposed to measles