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
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.