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Measles case reported in Fort McMurray

The first case of measles in the North Zone has been reported. Dr Albert deVilliers, the medical officer of health for the North Zone of Alberta Health Services, says the case involves an adult female from the Fort McMurray region, and is a travel related occurrence.

“This person traveled internationally and came back and developed the disease.  So it is not part of the current outbreak that is happening in the province.  And also, at this stage, the region is not in an outbreak because we have just one imported case.”

Dr deVilliers reminds everyone to make sure they have received both doses of the measles vaccine. Clinics are being held across the north zone to get everyone caught up with their vaccinations. More info on the clinics is available through both Health Link Alberta, and online at www.albertahealthservices.ca

 

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