Officials with the Public Health Department of the Integrated Center for University Health and Social Services (CIUSSS) of Capitale-Nationale  (computer translated) has confirmed a measles case in an adult who contracted the illness in Asia.

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The individual was contagious between May 24 and June 1, 2019.

The patient sought care at the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec emergency department in Quebec City on May 30 and 31, 2019.

Health officials are actively working in collaboration with the CHU de Québec -Université Laval, to reach all the people who could be exposed to the case and to give them the directives and appropriate health advice.

Because vaccination coverage against measles is about 95% in the Capitale-Nationale, the probability of transmission remains limited. Measles does not circulate freely in the region, reducing the risk of transmission. The last case of measles in the Capitale-Nationale dates back to 2015.