The public may have been exposed to a case of measles between February 12 – 13.

Alberta Health Services issued a public alert on Sunday, February 24. Individuals who were in the following locations on the date and time written may have been exposed to measles.

February 12:
Exposure Location:
Vancouver International Airport to Edmonton International Airport
Air Canada Flight AC236
Exposure Time Period:
Departure 10:25 a.m.
Arrival 12:54 p.m.
 
February 12: 

Exposure Location: 
Edmonton International Airport Hotel Shuttle
Drop off locations:
Paradise Inn and Suites – 7118 Sparrow Dr., Leduc
Crystal Star Inn – 8334 Sparrow Crescent, Leduc
Wyndham Garden Edmonton Airport – 8016 Sparrow Dr., Leduc
Wingate by Wyndham – 7120 Sparrow Dr., Leduc
Exposure Time Period: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

February 12:      
Exposure Location:
Walmart Supercentre
5302 Discovery Way, Leduc
Exposure Time Period: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

February 13:           
Exposure Location:
Edmonton International Airport Hotel Shuttle
Pick up location:
Crystal Star Inn – 8334 Sparrow Crescent, Leduc
Exposure Time Period: 6:30 a.m. – 7 a.m.

February 13:    
Exposure Location: 
Edmonton International Airport
Canadian North Flight #5T-444 to Inuvik
Exposure Time Period: Departure 7:45 a.m.

February 12 and 13:     
Exposure Location: Stars Inn Hotel
8332 Sparrow Crescent, Leduc
Exposure Time Period: February 12, 3 p.m. – February 13, 6:30 a.m

Those in the areas noted above who were born after 1970 and have not had measles previously or have not received two doses of the measles vaccine could be at risk of developing the illness.

Those affected are asked to monitor for symptoms for 21 days after the initial date of exposure, which would be March 5. Those with symptoms are advised to stay home and call Health Link at 811.

Measles symptoms include a fever of 38.3 C or higher, a cough, runny nose, or red eyes along with a red blotchy rash that shows up three to seven days after the fever begins. The rash typically starts behind the ears and on the face before spreading down the body.

There is no treatment and measles is extremely contagious, spreading easily through the air. It can be prevented through immunization.

Individuals not sure about their immunization history can call their local public health office or 811.

In the midst of this incident, a Fort Saskatchewan group is petitioning for mandatory vaccinations read more here.