Here are all the places you could have been exposed to measles in Alberta

Feb 27 2019, 12:55 am

A measles outbreak in Vancouver has made its way east, with an infected individual flying to Edmonton from the Vancouver International Airport.

Alberta Health Services issued an official public alert on Sunday, February 24, releasing a list of locations where exposure may have occurred.

While the individual travelled through the Edmonton International Airport, much of their time was spent in Leduc, Alberta, according to the release.

Here’s the full list of locations and exposure time period for each:

February 12:
Exposure Location:
Vancouver International Airport to Edmonton International Airport
Air Canada Flight AC236
Exposure Time Period:
Departure 10:25 am
Arrival 12:54 pm

February 12: 

Exposure Location: 
Edmonton International Airport Hotel Shuttle
Drop off locations:
Paradise Inn and Suites – 7118 Sparrow Dr., Leduc
Crystal Star Inn – 8334 Sparrow Crescent, Leduc
Wyndham Garden Edmonton Airport – 8016 Sparrow Dr., Leduc
Wingate by Wyndham – 7120 Sparrow Dr., Leduc
Exposure Time Period: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

February 12:      
Exposure Location:
Walmart Supercentre
5302 Discovery Way, Leduc
Exposure Time Period: 5 pm to 7 pm

February 13:           
Exposure Location:
Edmonton International Airport Hotel Shuttle
Pick up location:
Crystal Star Inn – 8334 Sparrow Crescent, Leduc
Exposure Time Period: 6:30 am to 7 am

February 13:    
Exposure Location: 
Edmonton International Airport
Canadian North Flight #5T-444 to Inuvik
Exposure Time Period: Departure 7:45 am

February 12 and 13:     
Exposure Location: Stars Inn Hotel
8332 Sparrow Crescent, Leduc
Exposure Time Period: February 12, 3 pm to February 13, 6:30 am

According to the release, anyone who attended any of the above locations during the stated exposure time periods is at risk of developing measles if they were born after 1970 and had not received two doses of the measles vaccine or already had the virus.

Measles is spread through the air, making it extremely contagious, and infected people can go up to 21 days before showing any symptoms that they have contracted the virus.

Symptoms of the measles include:

  • fever of 38.3°C or higher; and
  • cough, runny nose and/or red eyes; and
  • a red blotchy rash that appears three to seven days after fever starts, beginning behind the ears and on the face and spreading down to the body and then to the arms and legs

Alberta Health Servies states that there is no treatment for measles, but that the virus can be prevented through a vaccination that is offered for free to all Albertans.

Anyone who is unsure about whether or not they have been vaccinated against the virus is encouraged to call their local health officer or dial 811 for Health Link to discuss their options.

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