Saturday , May 15 2021

Ottawa confirmed the case of the 2nd measles

Public health officials are investigating another case of measles in the city but say it is not related to the case diagnosed last week.

However, as in the previous case, the new case "is associated with international travel," Ottawa Public Health (OPH) said on Sunday.

People may have been exposed to the virus of the following dates at these locations:

  • Loblaws grocery store in Street 100 McArthur Ave. on March 29, between 2:30 and 18:00
  • OC Transpo put 12 the same night from 9:15 to 21: 25h, then route 6 from 21: 25h. till 21:50 hours
  • O & Brien's Pub and Restaurant at 1145 Heron Rd. from 22:00 to 13:30
  • Coconut Lagoon Restaurant at 853 St. Laurent Blvd. on March 30 from 16:45 to 20:00
  • Shoppers Drug Mart and Laboratory Dynacare at 150 Montreal Rd. on April 1 from 11:00 to 13:30
  • Emergency Department of the Ottawa General Hospital Campus from 19:30. on April 2nd till 7:45 pm. on April 3rd.
  • Hospital Unit 7 West from 5:45 pm. on April 3rd till 5:30 pm on April 4th.

Pregnant women with higher risk

A new case came after Ottawa man traveling abroad developed symptoms of highly contagious respiratory disease.

Early symptoms include fever, cough or petty white spots in the mouth, and then three to seven days after the first symptoms appear.

Anyone who has been in one of the above sites and falls into one of the categories listed below, OPH said, is at greater risk of developing measles:

  • Born in 1970 or after and never received a measles vaccine.
  • It has a weakened immune system.
  • She is pregnant.
  • Works in the healthcare sector or child care.
  • There was a child under one year of age when you visited one of the locations listed above.

People who are concerned that they may have been exposed to this disease should check their immunization status by looking at their documents or calling their doctor, OPH said.

Anyone who feels sick should isolate, OPH said, and call a doctor's office before coming to visit to protect other patients.

While OPH says "strongly" encourages people to vaccinate against measles, people looking for a vaccine should not go to the hospital to get it.

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