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More measles locations identified in Niagara

Two more exposure locations have been identified by Niagara Public Health in the measles outbreak in which five cases have been confirmed in the Region.

Boys and Girls Club of Niagara, Niagara Falls Centre on Feb. 9 from 6 to 10 p.m., and Lighthouse Church of God, 8652 Sodom Road, Chippawa on Feb. 8 between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Two schools in Niagara Falls had previously been identified as locations where cases had been confirmed, St. Michael High School on Feb. 6-10 and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, on Feb. 9 to 10.

People born before 1970 who have not had measles and those born later who have not been immunized are vulnerable to catch and spread the disease.

If they have not been immunized, they should isolate themselves by staying at home and contact the public health unit. They can call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000/TTY: 1-866-797-0007. They should not attend any public gatherings and should not attend school, work, daycare, or any post-secondary institutions until they are cleared of measles risk.

Symptoms of measles include at least one of: fever, cough, runny nose, inflammation of the eyes or rash.

For more info, visit the Niagara Public Health measles website.

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