Another Measles Case Reported

Total number of measles cases in this cluster is five

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Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Bob Nosal, is reporting another case of measles has been diagnosed in an adult contact of the secondary case, which was announced on June 26. This brings the total number of measles cases in this cluster to five.

Exposure for this recent Oakville case occurred in a health care setting that had been part of the previous contact follow-up.

The Health Department continues surveillance for any additional cases. This new case may have led to exposures in an Oakville health-care setting and other private locations. The Health Department is contacting all persons who may have been exposed at these settings.

In addition, for those susceptible to measles, there is a risk of exposure at the following sites:

  • Freshco, 2501 Third Line, Oakville on the morning of July 6
  • Target, Burlington Mall, Guelph Line and Fairview Street, Burlington, July 6, noon – 3 p.m.
  • St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 2265 Headon Road, Burlington, Sunday, July 7, 8 p.m. Mass

Updated information on any new cases or new exposure sites can be found on www.halton.ca/measlesupdate.

If you think you may have measles and need to see a doctor, you must call ahead to the doctor’s office, walk-in clinic, or emergency department. This will allow health care staff to give you a mask to wear when you arrive and take you straight to a room in which you can be isolated. In a doctor’s office you may be given the last appointment of the day.

For more information, dial 311 or call the Halton Region Health Department at 905-825-6000, toll free 1-866-442-5866 or visit www.halton.ca.

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