Ottawa Public Health has confirmed one case of measles in our city in someone who may not have received all of their required vaccines for the disease.
OPH is warning that people may have been exposed to the highly infectious case.
If you were at any of these locations on any of these days you may want to check in with a doctor:
- March 26, 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m: 40 Hines Rd - lobby, elevator or ground floor
- March 27, 2019, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m: 40 Hines Rd - lobby, elevator or ground floor
- March 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m: Real Canadian Superstore, 760 Eagleson Rd
- March 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m - 9 p.m: Ottawa West Travel Clinic, 760 Eagleson Rd 2nd floor
- March 30, 2019, 1:00 p.m - 5:45 p.m: Queensway Carleton Hospital Emergency Department
- April 2, 2019, 9:00 a.m - noon: Queensway Carleton Hospital Skin and Tissue Clinic
You may be at a greater risk if you were:
- Born in or after 1970 AND never received a measles-containing vaccine or;
- Have a weakened immune system or;
- Are pregnant or;
- Work in the health care or child care sector or;
- Had a child under the age of 1 with you when you visited one of the above locations.
Some of the early symptoms of the highly contagious respiratory disease include fever, cough or tiny white spots in your mouth. Then, within three to seven days, a red blotchy rash will appear on your face before spreading to your body, arms and legs.
Anyone who believes they may have the disease should isolate themselves and avoid all contact with anyone who hasn't been immunized.
Anyone with concerns can always contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.