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"It is a contagious disease": Confirmed measles case is the second month in Calgary, AHS says


While infected with the disease, people with confirmed measles visited various places around Calgary from 26 to 29 March, Alberta Health Services (AHS) said Saturday.

If you visited the Peter Lougheed Center and other hospitals (listed below) in Calgary for the past five days, you may have been exposed to measles.

What you can do

People prone very contagious disease on Friday, March 29, with no history of receiving any measles vaccine will be offered preventive vaccination as of April 1 in the clinic Brentwood Village Mall AHS immunization from 11 am to 6:30 pm

People who are prone to Friday, are not eligible for a preventive vaccine, but it is recommended to review its history of immunization and call Health Link at 811 for advice.

In addition, the AHS said, who visited the site in the days of these were born after 1970, and either do not already had measles or have not received two doses of vaccine may be at risk of developing the disease.

measles symptoms

Symptoms of measles include a fever of 38.3 C or higher, cough, runny nose and / or red eyes, and a red, blotchy rash, which is a & # 39 is from three to seven days after the onset of fever. The rash begins behind the ears and on the face, then spreads down the body to the arms and legs, the AHS said.

If symptoms develop, people should stay at home and call Health Link before visiting the medical facilities.

"Measles is a & # 39 is an extremely contagious illness and spread easily through the air," said a press release AHS. "There is no treatment for measles, but can be prevented by immunization."

People with a confirmed case of measles visited places in Calgary, Cochrane: AHS

This is not the first measles warning for the region this month.

March 14 AHS warned that people with laboratory-confirmed cases of measles visited the place with Cochrane in Tim Horton's in the concert hall Calgary Mount Royal University in the period from 5 March to 12 March.

exposure zone and timeframe

March 26

Peter Lougheed Center, emergency department – 7 a.m to 6:40 pm

March 27

Peter Lougheed Center, an outpatient waiting room – 10:50 am to 4:00 pm

Peter Lougheed Center, an outpatient laboratory – 3 pm to 5:15 pm

McKnight Village Clinic, located in 5426 Falsbridge Drive N.E. – 6:30 am to 8:35 am

McDonald's in 2680 52nd Street N.E. – 7 am to 9:40 am

March 28

Beddington Clinic, located at # 209 8120 Beddington Blvd N.W. – 7:15 am to 9:40 am

Sunridge clinic located at # 36 in March 2681 Street N.E. – 3:45 pm to 6:15 pm

March 29

emergency department, Peter Lougheed Center – 6:20 pm to 8:40 pm

Peter Lougheed Center outpatient waiting room – 9 am to 5:15 pm

WATCH 2019 Global News Coverage of Alberta measles outbreak.

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