Symptoms of measles? Call Tele-Care 8-1-1 prior to presenting to a clinic, physician’s office or emergency room so that necessary measures can be put into place to prevent the spread to others.
There have been 12 confirmed cases of measles in the Saint John region as of June 1, 2019.
A case of measles is in the Hampton High School community and linked to a previous confirmed case at Kennebecasis Valley High School.
Public Health officials are setting up a special immunization clinic to immunize those in the school population who may have been exposed.
The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health is issuing an advisory about potential exposure to an affected individual in relation to the confirmed cases of measles in the Saint John area.
Public Health officials are advising individuals who used Vet’s Taxi Ltd. on the dates below that they were potentially exposed to the measles:
- May 22, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- May 24, 9:40 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- May 25, 2:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. & 6:40 p.m. to 9:10 p.m.
- May 26, 12:50 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.
If you were in the Saint John Regional Hospital ER on the following dates, please self-monitor your symptoms and check to confirm your vaccine records:
- May 19, 10:45 p.m. to 1:35 a.m.
- May 22, 8 p.m. to 11:05 p.m.
- May 24, 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- May 25, 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
If you have questions or experiencing symptoms, stay at home and self-isolate. Contact your health care provider or Telecare 811 by phone prior to presenting to a clinic, physician’s office or emergency room
The measles virus is transmitted through the air or by direct contact with an infected person. Measles can be more severe in adults and infants and can lead to complications. All residents are urged to consider vaccination as the best way to protect themselves and their families against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases. Those who are unsure of their vaccination status, or that of their children, are urged to discuss this with their health-care provider.