Confirmed case of measles at Welland emergency room

There has been a confirmed case of measles in Niagara.

Niagara Public Health alerting residents of a confirmed case of measles after an adult picked up the infection while traveling outside the country.

Anyone who visited the Welland emergency room on May 3rd between 7 p.m. - 3:30 a.m. may have been exposed.

An adult with measles was at the hospital during that time and anyone who may have been in contact with the individual should expect a call from public health.

If you think you are at risk, you should call ahead to your doctors office or emergency room before going in.

Measles starts with a cough, runny nose, red watery eyes, and fever. After about four days a rash begins on the face and moves down the body. 

List of possible exposures:
 
Airline exposure locations on April 28:
Departing direct flight, Philippine Airlines in Manila Philippines, Flight #PR118 at 4:55 p.m.
Arriving flight, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Terminal 3 between the hours of 8 – 11 p.m.

Exposure location on May 1:
Eastern Chinese Restaurant, 1 Stone Mason Dr., Markham between the hours of 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Exposure location on May 2:
Petro-Canada Convenience Store, 9249 Ninth Line, Markham between the hours of 9 – 11 p.m.

Exposure location on May 3:
Niagara Health Welland Site, 65 Third St., Welland, Emergency Room between the hours of 7 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.

For more information about measles or to find a Public Health clinic, please visit niagararegion.ca/health.
 
All persons born after 1970 are recommended to have two doses of measles vaccine. Everyone is encouraged to double check their vaccination records and seek vaccine if not already vaccinated.