Canada Health Authorities Warn of Measles spread at Christian Youth Event

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  February 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM General Health News
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Canadian health officials warned that a person infected with measles may have spread the virus at a recent large gathering of Christian youth in Toronto. The latest case of a person who attended the 'Acquire the Fire' event at the Queensway Cathedral on February 6 and 7 brings the Canadian total to 22.
Canada Health Authorities Warn of Measles spread at Christian Youth Event
Canada Health Authorities Warn of Measles spread at Christian Youth Event

Ontario province's acting chief medical officer, Robin Williams, said, "The Toronto event attracted a large number of youth from all over Ontario, as well as performers, volunteers and speakers. The person with a newly-confirmed case of measles had attended the event during the infectious period."

Williams urged anyone who was in attendance to keep an eye for symptoms over the next 2-weeks. Symptoms of measles include fever, cough, runny nose, and inflammation of the eyes or rash.

Source: Medindia

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