LAB-CONFIRMED CASE OF MEASLES IN YORK REGION

Apr 19, 2019

By Amber Gero

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Officials in York Region say they are investigating a travel-related confirmed case of the measles.

York Region Public Health says anyone who visited the emergency department of the Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket last Sunday or Monday, the Doctor’s Office Walk-in Clinic in Richmond Hill on Apr. 10, 11 or 12th, or Nando’s Restaurant in Richmond Hill on April 10th may be at risk and should consult a doctor.

Measles symptoms can appear between seven and 18 days after contact with an infected individual and may begin with a cough, runny nose, fever, and small spots with a white centre inside the mouth.

A red, blotchy rash appears on the third to the seventh day.

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