At least five cases of measles have been reported in Estrie

At least five cases of measles have been reported in Estrie

The Ministry of Public Health calls for caution. People who have attended the following places are considered to have been exposed to measles:

  • Louvrier at 109, Boulevard de Carrefour, Local 100, Bromont | March 19, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m
  • Hart at 100 St. Jude Nord Street, Granby | March 19, from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m
  • Dollarama at 100 St. Jude Nord Street, Granby | March 19, from 12:30 pm to 3 pm
  • Super CV 120, Rue St. Jude Nord, Granby | March 20 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
  • SOS Emergency Help at 327 Mattoon Street, Granby | March 20 from 12 noon to 3 p.m
  • North Strom Resort at 1705 Roy Street, Sherboc | March 22, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
  • Halte Routière Magog (Exit 115) at 2911, chemin Milletta, Magog | March 22, from 2:45 pm to 5:45 pm
  • Familyprex Pharmacy at 215 Montcalm Street, Suite 100, Granby | March 24, from 9:15 am to 11:45 am

A list of locations and dates of possible exposure to a measles case can be found on the page Measles outbreak From the government of Quebec.

Public Health also states that measles is highly contagious and “can be serious.”

“Vaccination is the best way to protect against measles,” says the government’s measles outbreak webpage.

People at risk of complications include children younger than 1 year, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women who have not been adequately vaccinated against measles.

In the event of exposure, people should call Info-Santé at 811 as soon as possible to be evaluated and receive preventive treatment, if necessary.

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Anyone who is not protected against measles, according to public health recommendations, should:

  • Self-isolate at home from the fifth day after the first exposure until the fourteenth day after the last exposure;
  • To get vaccinated;
  • Monitor the appearance of symptoms until the appropriate date for your condition.

Signs and symptoms

  • high fever;
  • Redness in the eyes.
  • Flu-like symptoms (cough, runny nose);
  • A characteristic skin rash in the form of redness on the face, chest, and extremities, which may appear a few days after the symptoms appear.

Possible complications

  • Inflammation of the middle ear
  • Pneumonia
  • Treatment in hospitals
  • Brain damage causing significant developmental delays
  • death

With information from Jennifer Gravelle for Noovo Info

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