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AHS issues alert due to potential measles exposure at Calgary airport, children’s hospital

By Paula Tran  Global News
Posted November 29, 2023 9:03 am
 Updated November 29, 2023 9:09 am

Alberta Health Services issued a public alert on Tuesday due to potential measles exposures in public settings in Calgary.70c8fc80

According to a news release, individuals in the following locations at the following times are asked to monitor themselves for symptoms:

  • Air Canada flight AC206 from Vancouver to Calgary, departed Vancouver International Airport on Nov. 23 at 11:20 a.m. MST and landed at 12:45 MST.
  • Calgary International Airport domestic arrivals from 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Nov. 23.
  • Alberta Children’s Hospital’s emergency department wait room from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 24.
  • Alberta Children’s Hospital’s emergency department wait room from 1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Nov. 27.

The first symptoms of measles are a fever of 38 C or higher, a runny nose and a cough, according to Alberta Health Services. Red, blotchy rashes may appear three to seven days after the fever starts, beginning on the ears and face and spreading down to the body, arms and legs.

Measles are extremely contagious and are a serious health concern, AHS said. Those who exhibit symptoms are asked to stay home and call HealthLink at 8-1-1 before visiting a health-care provider.

“Anyone who attended these locations at these times who either were born after 1970, or have less than 2 documented doses of measles-containing vaccine, may be at risk for developing measles,” the alert read.

“Anyone who attended these locations at these times is strongly encouraged to review their immunization records and call HealthLink 811 for advice.

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  • “At YVR, the passenger spent time on the route between the arrival gate D73 at the international terminal and at the departure gate C48  in the domestic terminal, where the ill passenger waited for their next flight,” the BCCDC said.vaccinating for measles

    The passenger was also aboard the following flights in and out of YVR.

    Air Canada Flight 79 departed from Dubai, United Arab Emirates at 2:17 AM local time and arrived in Vancouver at 6:07 AM Pacific Time
  • Air Canada flight 206 departed from Vancouver at 10:36 AM Pacific Time and arrived in Calgary, Alberta at 1:06 PM Mountain Time

The passenger later tested positive for measles in Alberta.Measles exposure warning issued for Vancouver airport and 2 flights | Globalnews.ca  

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