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Winnipeg Man Reported as Second Case of Measles

March 25, 2014 4:51 PM | News

A Winnipeg man in his 20s is the second case of measles to be reported in Manitoba.

Manitoba Health says the man was in direct contact with the person who first reported measles earlier this month living in the Interlake area.

People who were at the following locations and events should be aware of the possibility of infection:

University of Manitoba, March 20, at the following locations and times:
– St. Paul’s College, Room 225 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
– Machray Hall, Room 418 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.;
– EITC-E2, Room 105 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.;
– Frank Kennedy study hall, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and from 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and
– Concordia Hospital emergency department, March 22 between 10:15 p.m. and 10:40 p.m.

Symptoms of measles generally appear seven to 21 days after exposure. Initial symptoms may include fever, runny nose, drowsiness, irritability and red eyes. Small white spots may also develop on the inside of the mouth or throat.