In a follow up to a report last week, Fraser Health officials are reporting two additional measles cases in people that were on the same Air China Flight CA991, which arrived in Vancouver on March 21st where two passengers were confirmed measles positive.
Fraser Health says one of the cases is in a Carver Christian High School in Burnaby student. Information on the 2nd measles case has not been released; however, officials confirm it was a person who was on the same flight.
“Because the student was at the school on March 30th, we are recommending the school review their immunizations and get caught up if they’re not immunized,” said medical health officer Dr. Michelle Murti.
A measles vaccination clinic was held at the school in response to the case.
British Columbia health officials say the MMR vaccine protects against measles, mumps, and rubella. The vaccine contains weakened forms of the measles, mumps and rubella viruses that do not cause disease. The vaccine is approved by Health Canada.
The MMR vaccine is provided free as part of your child’s routine immunizations. Call your health care provider to make an appointment.