Toronto Public Health (TPH) is investigating two lab-confirmed cases of measles in adults that are travel related.
According to TPH, the public may have been exposed to the measles virus in the following settings:
- Air Canada flight AC848, departed Toronto at 8:40 p.m. and arrived in London Heathrow airport, United Kingdom at 8:35 a.m. on May 6.
- Pearson International Airport, Terminal 1, between 6 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
- Pearson International Airport, Terminal 1, between 5 and 7:30 p.m.
- Air Canada flight AC849, departed London Heathrow airport at 2:10 p.m. and arrived at Pearson at 5 p.m.
Toronto Public Health is investigating two lab-confirmed cases of measles in adults that are travel-related. The measles virus is circulating in many countries. Please ensure you are protected against measles before travelling. News release: https://t.co/nCTG5jV6ti— Toronto Public Health (@TOPublicHealth) May 13, 2019
Measles: an escalating epidemic
Measles is a vaccine-preventable disease that is currently circulating worldwide.
Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads easily to those who are susceptible. 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.
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