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TPH warns of potential measles exposure at YYZ


TPH warns of potential measles exposure at YYZ

Toronto Public Health are investigating a lab-confirmed case of measles in an infant who was travelling abroad from Saudi Arabia.

According to TPH's website, passengers arriving at the Toronto Pearson International Airport could have been exposed to the disease when a flight leaving from Saudi Arabia at 3:40 a.m landed in Toronto at 8:45 a.m.

Members of the public could have potentially been exposed in the following settings:

April 29 Saudia Airlines:

Flight SV0759 that departed from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India at 8 p.m. and arrived at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at 11:05 p.m. on April 29.

April 30 Saudia Airlines flight:

Flight SV0061 that departed from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at 3:40 a.m. and arrived at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto at 9:45 a.m. on April 30.

There's also a possibility that anyone who visited the Pediatric Outpatient Services, 4th floor, Humber River Hospital, 1235 Wilson Avenue on May 4 during 9 a.m. through to 2:30 p.m. was exposed.

Anyone who has not had two doses of a measles vaccine (MMR or MMRV) or who has not had measles in the past is at risk of infection. Infants under one year of age, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems can get very ill with measles.

For more information, visit toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/diseases-medications-vaccines/measles-fact-sheet.

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