Second confirmed case of the measles in Saint John

The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health is investigating a second confirmed case of measles in the Saint John area.

In a news release, the new Brunswick government says the case was confirmed at Kennebecasis Valley High School.

Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, says, "Public Health is working closely with local health-care providers and school district officials to contact individuals who may have been exposed to the affected individual."

Early symptoms of the measles may include fever, cough, or tiny white spots in the mouth.

Within three to seven days, a red blotchy rash will appear, first on the face and then spreading to the body, arms and legs.

Measles can be prevented with a vaccine.