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Measles case confirmed in Halton


 

Officials in Halton Region have confirmed a case of measles in an adult in Burlington.

The region is warning people about potential exposure in public settings between Dec. 13 and Dec. 17.

People who visited any of the following locations may have been exposed.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Burlington, 975 Syscon Rd., Burlington

  • Thursday, December 13 to Sunday, December 16, entire facility, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Monday, December 17, entire facility, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Longos, 3455 Wyecroft Rd., Oakville

  • Thursday, December 13, 12:30 to 3:15 p.m.
  • Friday, December 14, 12:30 to 4pm.
  • Saturday, December 15, 3 to 6 p.m.

Cogeco, 950 Syscon Rd., Burlington

  • Friday, December 14, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Outlet Collection at Niagara, 300 Taylor Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake

  • Saturday, December 15, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Gap, Calvin Klein and Guess stores.

 Amsterdam BrewHouse, 245 Queens Quay W., Toronto

  • Sunday, December 16, 2:30 to 6 p.m.

The health department wants people who may have been exposed to check immunization records.

“With a case of confirmed measles in our community, it’s imperative that residents protect themselves and their community against the increasing risk of infection by ensuring their measles immunization is up to date,” said Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Medical Officer of Health for Halton Region.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads easily through the air.

Symptoms could take 21 days after exposure to appear and include:

  • high fever
  • cold-like symptoms like a cough and runny nose
  • small spots with a white centre on the inside of the mouth
  • red rash lasting four to seven days.

For more information about measles, visit the Halton Region website or call the Halton Region Health Department at 905-825-6000.

 



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