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UPDATE: Public Health corrects location of possible measles exposure

York Region Public Health has amended the location of a Richmond Hill clinic where exposure to measles may have occurred last Wednesday to Friday
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York Region Public Health has corrected the location of a Richmond Hill clinic where potential exposure to the confirmed case of measles may have occurred for anyone visiting or working there April 10 to 12.

The correction location is:

Fountain Medical and Wellness Centre (including the Rexall Pharmacy and waiting areas for Advanced Cardiology, Altima Wellness Centre and The Interventional Pain Specialists Clinic)
9625 Yonge St., Unit 2, Richmond Hill
Wednesday, April 10 from 1:15 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.
Friday, April 12 from 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Individuals who also attended or worked at any of the following locations during the identified times listed below may have been exposed to measles:
 
Southlake Regional Health Centre - Emergency Department
596 Davis Dr., Newmarket
Sunday, April 14 from 5:30 p.m. to Monday, April 15 at 5:45 a.m.
 
Nando’s Restaurant
9625 Yonge St., Unit 5, City of Richmond Hill
Wednesday, April 10 from 2:35 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.

York Region Public Health and Southlake Regional Health Centre are working together to notify individuals who may have been exposed during the above dates and times, according to a news release.

If you were not at any of these locations during the above dates and times, you are not considered at risk for this measles exposure, Public Health advises.
 
If were exposed, you are advised to immediately do the following:  

  1. Check your immunization record to make sure you and your family members are up-to-date with the measles vaccination (MMR or MMRV). If you are unsure, please check with your health care provider.  
  2. Even if you are up-to-date with your measles vaccination, watch for symptoms of measles until May 6, 2019.
  3. Infants under one year of age, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems can get very ill with measles. These individuals are encouraged to call York Region Public Health measles information line at 1-877-464-9675, ext. 77280.       

“Symptoms of measles can include high fever, cough, runny nose, sore eyes or sensitivity to light, small spots in the mouth or throat and a red rash on the face or body” said Dr. Karim Kurji, York Region’s medical officer of health.

“Anyone showing symptoms of measles is advised to seek health care as soon as possible and should call the health care provider/facility in advance of visiting to advise the provider/facility of their possible exposure to the measles virus. It is important to identify measles early to help prevent its spread to other people.”
 
Call the health care provider or facility in advance of your visit so arrangements can be made to reduce the risk of transmitting measles to others.
 
For more information about measles, visit york.ca/health or contact York Region Public Health’s measles information line at 1-877-464-9675, ext. 77280.
 




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