The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has issued a measles alert after a case was reported who travelled from India to Vancouver, B.C. on recent China Southern flights.
- China Southern flight CZ 3028 from New Delhi to Guangzhou departing June 23 at 11:55 a.m. and arriving in Guangzhou on June 23 at 7:40 p.m.
- China Southern flight CZ 377 from Guangzhou to Vancouver departing June 24 at 12:50 a.m. and arriving at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on June 23 at 9:30 p.m.
Travellers on one or both of these flights as well as those in proximity to the case who travelled through YVR on Saturday June 23 may have been exposed. Some potentially exposed passengers or flight crew may have been travelling to other destinations including within Canada.
Measles is a highly infectious disease transmitted by airborne spread. Travellers on one or both of these flights are asked to check their immunization status. While it is expected that the majority of travellers will be immune to measles, some individuals may be susceptible, including infants less than one year old or people who have never been immunized against measles.
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