Three cases of measles reported in the Lower Mainland
June 28, 2013
Three cases of measles have been reported by Vancouver Coastal Health Authority in June. Measles is now rare in Canada, but unimmunized people are at risk. Measles is highly infectious and spread through the air from a measles case who coughs or sneezes. People with measles are infectious before they develop the classical rash and fever, because the illness starts off with cold like symptoms with cough and a runny nose. If you or your family members are unimmunized, contact your local health unit, family doctor or pharmacist to get measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
For more information visit BCCDC's measles disease and vaccine pages.