Chief Provincial Officer for Public Health confirmed that Manitoba reported a case related to the roads.
An individual lives in the area of the regional health office in Winnipeg and is recovering at the hospital. It is believed that a man in the thirties was infected with a virus while traveling outside the Philippines.
Although the risk of low transmission is low, people who have been at the following locations in the days and times listed below may be exposed to measles:
- Philippine Airlines leaves PR 116 from Manila to Vancouver on June 24;
- Customs area and luggage area at Vancouver International Airport from 17:15. (Pacific Time) until 19:00. (Pacific Time) June 24;
- WestJet flight WJ 458 from Vancouver to Winnipeg on June 24;
- Winnipeg Richardson International Airport arrives and holds luggage on June 25th from midnight until 2:00 pm;
- Assiniboine Clinic on Tuesday, June 25, between 2 and 6 o'clock; and
- Winnipeg Health Science Center, Emergency Department, waiting room on Tuesday, June 25, at about 16:45. till 23:59
Pregnant women, people with a seriously endangered immune system, and children under the age of 12 have a higher risk of complications. The treatment of measles prevention can be recommended to these people if they are given within six days after exposure.
People or infant parents in those categories who believe they are exposed on the basis of the above information should contact Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (free) for further guidance.
Although the risk of transmission is low, other Manitoba individuals who have not been vaccinated for the measles and who are concerned that they may have been exposed to the measles in the above mentioned locations should contact their healthcare provider or Health Links-Info Santé on 204. 788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (free) for more information. Immunization performed within 72 hours of exposure may prevent the disease and is recommended after 72 hours to prevent future exposure.
Gallstones are very contagious, contagious diseases that spread with airborne droplets that are coughing or sneezing. An infected person can spread a virus four days before a rash appears four days later. Disease is more severe in infants and young children and can be life-threatening.
All people, regardless of the immunization status, who may have been exposed to the measles, should follow the symptoms 21 days after the exposure date. The symptoms that need to be looked upon are elevated temperature, nasal discharge, sore throat, cough, drowsiness, irritability, and red eyes that after a few days occur with a rash that begins on the face and spreads on the chest. Small white stains can also develop on the inside of the mouth or throat.
A few days after the initial symptoms, reddish rash appears on the face and progresses down the body. Spasms can lead to complications such as ear infections, diarrhea, pneumonia (pneumonia) and encephalitis (brain inflammation).
If you think you have measles and visit a doctor or a physician, it is best to call and schedule a meeting so that healthcare staff can take steps to reduce the exposure of other people to the virus.
Those who are not immunized or who have never had a measles infection are at the highest risk of measles and should receive a measles / measles / rubella vaccine (MMR). The vaccine is safe and very effective.
Immunization is the only way to protect yourself and your family. Contact your immunization provider, such as your doctor, nurse or local healthcare center, to make sure that you and your family are up and running.
In Manitoba, in 1996, a two-dose measles vaccine program was introduced. Vaccines for measles / rubella / rubella / varicella (MMR or MMRV) are provided for children aged at least one year and again at the age of four to six years.
To reduce the spread of measles, people can:
- to ensure that immunizations are up to date,
- often wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand disinfection if soap and water are not available,
- Avoid sharing a glass drink or dishware,
- cover the cough and sneeze with the forearm or tissue, and
- stay at home when you are sick.
Public health officials will continue to monitor the situation in Manitoba and, if necessary, provide up-to-date information.
For information on measles, visit gov.mb.ca.