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Manitoba’s Second Case of Measles Reported

April 24, 2015 3:31 PM | News

By Sarah Klein

The second travel-related case of measles has been identified in Manitoba.

Public health officials reported Friday that the individual infected is a Winnipeg woman in her 30s. She is currently recovering at home and contracted the virus while travelling in southern Africa.

Contacts were limited and those at risk have already been identified, officials say.

Where appropriate, people will be offered immunization and asked to restrict their contact with others to reduce the possible spread of measles. Public health officials will continue to monitor the situation in Manitoba and will provide updated information as necessary.

People who were at the following locations were notified of the possibility of having been exposed to measles virus:

  • Dakota Walk-In Clinic on Sunday, April 12 at 9 a.m.
  • Victoria General Hospital emergency room on Monday, April 13 from approximately 6:40 a.m. to
    11:40 a.m. and
  • Victoria General Hospital emergency room waiting room on Tuesday, April 14 from approximately 4:19 to 4:41 p.m.

Those who think they might have measles or have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with measles should phone their health-care provider or Health Links-Info Santé at (204) 788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 for more information.

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