Confirmed case of measles in Niagara

Niagara Region Public Health is investigating a laboratory confirmed case of measles in an adult who acquired their infection while travelling outside Canada. 

Any person who visited the following public locations are being asked to watch for signs and symptoms and to ensure their vaccination is up to date as they may have been exposed to measles. 

Airline exposure locations on Feb. 22, 2019:

  • ​Departing Flight, Siem Reap, Cambodia on Cathay Pacific Flight #5249 at 11:20 a.m.
  • Arriving Flight, Hong Kong, China, Cathay Pacific #5249 at 3 p.m.
  • Departing Flight, Hong Kong, China, Air Canada #16 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Arriving Flight, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Terminal 1, Air Canada #16 at 6:20 p.m.
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport 6:20 – 9:30 p.m.

Exposure location on Feb. 27, 2019 between the hours of 3 p.m. – midnight:

  • West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, 169 Main Street E., Grimsby, Emergency Room and X-Ray Unit (first floor) 

If you think you may have measles and need to see a doctor, you must call ahead to the doctor’s office, walk-in clinic, or emergency department. This will allow health care staff to manage your care appropriately. 

Measles starts with cough, runny nose, red watery eyes, and fever. After about four days a rash begins on the face and moves down the body. There may be white spots inside the mouth. 

Measles easily spreads from person to person, Public Health is urging all residents to have their vaccination up to date. For more information about measles or to find a Public Health clinic, please visit niagararegion.ca/health