A potential case of measles has been identified in a child from Brampton.
Peel Public Health relayed the news in a release issued on Friday evening and are warning that members of the public may have been exposed to the virus in a number of locations in both Brampton and Mississauga between January 1st and January 5th.
The release states that the child in question ” arrived in Canada from a measles-endemic country just prior to becoming ill.”
Peel Public Health are warning that anyone who was in the following places during the times listed only, may have been exposed to measles:
Jan. 1, Emirates Airline Flight EK0605 from Karachi to Dubai to Toronto
Jan. 1, Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminal One, 3:25 to 7:25 p.m.
Jan. 3, Multi-Specialty Walk In Clinic, 21 Queensway West, Mississauga, 8 to 11 p.m.
Jan. 5, Brampton Urgent Care Clinic, Springdale Square, Unit 8, 51 Mountainash Road, Brampton, 8 to 10 p.m.
Jan. 5, Brampton Civic Hospital Emergency Department, 2100 Bovaird Drive East, Brampton, 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 5 to 3:45 a.m. on Jan. 6
Symptoms of the virus include a 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 four to seven days.
Peel Public Health says it is ”working with the health care settings to identify and follow-up with anyone who visited the above locations during the times listed and may be at risk.”
They advise anyone who shows symptoms to call their health care provider immediately and tell them they have been exposed to measles and feel unwell, however they are urging members of the public that they must not go to any medical facility without telling them before the appointment that they have been in contact with someone who has measles.
People are also being advised to check their immunization records.