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Potential measles exposure at Edmonton International Airport

People who travelled through Edmonton International Airport on February 12th or 13th should watch for symptoms of measles. Alberta Health Services has issued an alert after someone with a lab-confirmed case of the extremely contagious, airborne virus spent 19 hours on a layover in the area.

The individual flew from Vancouver to Edmonton via Air Canada Flight AC236 on February 12th, and stopped at the Walmart Supercentre and Stars Inn Hotel in Leduc. There may also have been exposure on the Edmonton International Airport Hotel Shuttle on the 12th and 13th.

AHS says people who were in the locations on those dates, who were born after 1970, and have not already had measles disease or received two doses of measles vaccine may be at risk for developing measles. They’re encouraged to watch for symptoms like a fever of 38.3 degrees Celsius or higher, a cough, runny nose and/or red eyes,
and a red blotchy rash three to seven days after fever starts for three weeks.

It’s noted that the measles vaccine is offered for free in Alberta. The specific dates and times of potential exposure are below:

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February 12:
Exposure Location:
Vancouver International Airport to Edmonton International Airport
Air Canada Flight AC236
Exposure Time Period:
Departure 10:25 a.m.
Arrival 12:54 p.m.

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 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

February 12:
Exposure Location:
Walmart Supercentre
5302 Discovery Way, Leduc
Exposure Time Period: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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

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

February 12 and 13:
Exposure Location: Stars Inn Hotel
8332 Sparrow Crescent, Leduc
Exposure Time Period: February 12, 3 p.m. – February 13, 6:30 a.m.

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