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Vancouver Coastal Health measles alert: Vancouver locations and Skookum Festival

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​Vancouver Coastal Health is warning anyone who went to the Skookum Festival, visited Noodlebox Mount Pleasant or the Outdoor Community Block Party, or used public transit in Vancouver at specific times, about a possible measles exposure. 

An individual who attended the festival as well as other events and locations, has been confirmed to have measles, therefore potentially having exposed others. Measles is a highly infectious disease that is spread through the air. People who are not fully immunized against measles or who have never had the disease are at risk of contracting the disease. 

If you were at any of the locations during the times when exposure may have occured, and you have not been fully immunized with two doses of a measles vaccine (such as MMR), nor have had measles disease in the past, then you should see your doctor immediately. If you think you have been exposed and are not immune to measles, you should get immunized within six days of exposure to prevent getting the disease.  

For more information and a complete list of times and locations where the public may have been exposed, see the Vancouver Coastal Health measles alert.


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