Peel Public Health investigating case of measles

Health officials in Peel region are investigating a confirmed case of measles in an adult in Brampton and warn that others may be at risk of illness.

Peel Public Health says anyone in the following places at the marked times may have been exposed to measles.

Sheridan College Library, Davis Campus, February 9, 12-5 p.m
Brampton Transit, Route 104 Chinguacousy Express, February 9, 4–7 p.m
Guardian Sheridan Pharmacy, 373 Steeles Ave. W, Brampton, February 9 2–5:30 p.m

If you were in any of those places at the times identified, public health officials say you should check your immunization records. Two doses of the MMR vaccine are recommended for those born after 1969.

Measles can develop as long as 21 days after exposure. Watch for symptoms including high fever, cough, runny nose, sore eyes or sensitivity to light, small spots with a white centre on the inside of the mouth and a red rash lasting four to seven days.

Officials say you shouldn't go to any medical care facility without calling first to tell them you have been in contact with someone with measles.

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