Risk to public from Moncton measles case 'probably very low', health official says

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A New Brunswick health official says the risk to the public from a confirmed case of measles in the greater Moncton area is "probably very low."

CBC reporting the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health issued a warning Wednesday night of potential exposure to an infected individual in Montreal who was in the Moncton region Sept. 19-20 before flying to Montreal.

But Dr. Yves Léger, medical officer of health for the east region, says the person was not exhibiting any symptoms at the time.

 Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease that's transmitted through the air or by direct contact with an infected individual.

(with files from CBC)