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Canada Health Authorities Warn of Measles spread at Christian Youth Event

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on February 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM
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Canada Health Authorities Warn of Measles spread at Christian Youth Event

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.

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."

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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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