In a follow-up on the measles outbreak In Vancouver, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) reported two new cases of measles infection.

Both cases are related to the school outbreak, and had been receiving follow-up care as they were known to have been exposed to persons with measles infection.

This brings the total of people with measles, who either live in or spent time in VCH, to 15 people: 12 related to the school outbreak (first case acquired via travel), 3 others acquired while traveling.

Officials say it’s possible that more cases may occur in individuals who were previously exposed, since the incubation period for measles (the time from when someone has been exposed to when they may see symptoms of infection) is 21 days.