Tuesday,  February 19, 2019  4:34 am

Measles hits Toronto Pearson International Airport


Measles hits Toronto Pearson International Airport

A “lab-confirmed case” of measles has been announced in Mississauga and health officials are turning to Pearson International Airport to see if there are more. 

Peel Public Health is trying to figure out who else may have been exposed to the virus by issuing a warning yesterday (Feb. 5).

The health organization says that people in the following areas of Pearson on January 27th may have been exposed:

  • Lufthansa flight LH-470, from Frankfurt to Toronto (Pearson Airport, arrival at 4:08 p.m.)
  • Air Canada flight AC-834 or LH-6829, from Toronto (Pearson Airport, departure at 6:00 p.m.) to Montreal
  • Pearson International Airport (Terminal 1) on January 27, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.

Any travellers who think they may have been exposed are advised to check immunization records to see if they, and their family, are up to date with the measles vaccination.

According to Peel Health, symptoms of measles can appear up until 21 days after exposure. This includes high fever, cold-like symptoms (cough/runny nose), sore eyes or sensitivity to light, small spots with a white centre on the inside of the mouth and a red rash lasting up to a week.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that can spread easily to those who are not immune or are vulnerable, stated Peel Health.

For more information on the measles click here. People can also contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700. 


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