100 MILE HOUSE- Measles has found its way into B.C.'s Interior region. A case of measles infection has been confirmed Saturday in the Interior Health region, in 100 Mile House. Interior Health officers have determined that the infection was likely acquired outside of the province and is not linked to cases in the Vancouver area. This is the only confirmed measles case in Interior Health at this time.
Interior Health is saying that the risk to the public is low however they are following up with people who may have been in contact with the patient and determine immunization status. People who were at the following locations during these times may have been exposed:
- Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 – Tim Hortons, 100 Mile House, 4-6:30 p.m.•Friday,
- March 1, 2019 – Spruce Hills Resort, 108 Mile Ranch, 7-11 p.m.
- Saturday, March 2, 2019 – Interlakes Market and Canco, Lone Butte, 5-7:30 p. m.
- Saturday, March 2, 2019 – Interlakes Regional Library, Lone Butte, 5:30-8:15 p.m.
- Sunday, March 3, 2019 – Smitty’s Restaurant, 100 Mile House, 2:30-6 p.m.
- Sunday, March 3, 2019 – Spruce Hills Resort, 108 Mile Ranch, 4:15-7:30 p. m
If you were at any of the locations above Interior Health is urging you to check your vaccination status immediately. Measles symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, and red and inflamed eyes. Those are followed by a rash, which starts first on the face and neck, spreads to the chest, arms and legs, and lasts for at least three days.
Interior Health says if you think you or a loved one may have been exposed to measles but you have no symptoms, you can call 8-1-1 or your local public health centre to speak to a nurse.
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