Today's Coming Crisis Movie

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hundreds may have been exposed to measles in Edmonton, Canada - 15th Nov 2011

Up to 1,000 people may have been exposed to measles in downtown Edmonton and at University Hospital, Alberta Health Services said Tuesday.

Only people who have not been vaccinated or have not had the contagious disease should be concerned that they were exposed to the person who had measles.

“We’re particularly asking those people ... to watch very carefully for symptoms. And if symptoms develop, to stay home, stay away from people as much as possible and to call Health Link,” said Dr. Marcia Johnson, medical officer of health for the Edmonton zone.

Exposure may have occurred at the following locations and times:

— Manulife Place (office tower only), 10180 101st St., Nov. 1, 2, 3 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon

— Synergy Fall Social Event, main ballroom, Sutton Place Hotel, Nov. 3 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

— University of Alberta Hospital, emergency department, Nov. 8 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, and Nov. 9 from midnight to 4:30 a.m.

People who may have been exposed should continue to look for symptoms through Nov. 29.

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus easily spread through the air, or by sneezing or coughing. Symptoms include a high fever, runny nose, cough and a rash that spreads all over the body. A red, blotchy rash usually starts behind the ears and on the face, and spreads down the body, toward the arms and legs.

An infected person may not show symptoms for up to 18 days, Read More