Outbreak News Today

Nova Scotia reports travel-associated measles case

Public Health is investigating a confirmed travel-related case of measles and asking people who may have been exposed and notice measles symptoms to call for further instructions.

Nova Scotia

People at the following locations, on the dates and in the time-period specified, may have been exposed to measles:

Those exposed at the above locations may develop symptoms between now and April 5, 2017.

Symptoms of measles include:

If you have symptoms of measles, you should:

Measles is a viral illness and most people fully recover within two to three weeks. However, measles can have serious complications, which are more likely in infants, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems.

Public Health has been directly notifying others such as family members and friends who are known to have had close contact with the case.

This travel-related case is not linked to the outbreak that affected seven people in the province last month.

Nova Scotia residents born after 1970 are eligible to receive two doses of measles-containing vaccine at no cost through the publicly funded immunization program. Individuals who have not had two doses of measles-containing vaccine should arrange immunization through their primary care provider as per the NS Immunization Schedule.