One of those cases is linked to the eight others confirmed at three Francophone schools in Vancouver. "Individuals are encouraged to monitor for symptoms for 21 days after the date of potential exposure, which could be up to March 5, 2019", said the provincial agency in a statement.
People who are at high risk of severe illness for measles infection (pregnant women, immune compromised, and those under one year of age) can also get a medicine called immune globulin that reduces the risk of severe illness if given within six days of exposure.
Via Vancouver Coastal HealthConfirmed case of measles in Alberta, having travelled through the Edmonton worldwide airport.
Those that aren't, she said, are individuals who can't be vaccinated for medical reasons, parents that got too busy and forgot, people that choose not to vaccinate and people who may be new to Canada from other countries where the vaccination program is not as robust. Measles has no cure.
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Waters said there's a good supply of measles vaccine and the shot is given at no charge.
Due to confidentiality laws, Keays could not provide any details about the infected passenger including whether or not they were vaccinated. In Alberta, a vaccine is offered freely.
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It follows a suicide bombing attack on an Indian security convoy in Pulwama , in Indian-administered Kashmir , on 14 February. There was no immediate explanation for the differing accounts, although India and Pakistan routinely contradict one another.
Medical health officer Dr. Reka Gustafson said local clinics have seen an increase in patients requesting vaccines, but there are no concerns about running out of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine so far.
"It is important to be vaccinated before you come in contact with someone with measles". One dose of vaccine is 95 per cent effective.
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control tracks child immunization and reports that 82.1 per cent of children aged seven had been immunized for measles in 2018, compared to 88.4 per cent in 2017 and 90.2 per cent in 2016.
Many of them have been at two French-language schools in Vancouver, a cluster that began after an unvaccinated B.C. child contracted the disease during a family trip to Vietnam.
One was a passenger who arrived in Vancouver on February 11 on Philippine Airlines flight PR 116 from Manila, while the other was a passenger who departed Vancouver on February 12 on Air Canada flight AC236 to Edmonton.