Peel Public Health officials have identified two more measles exposure sites linked to a Brampton baby.
Officials say people who attended the following community setting on March 28 and 31, and April 1 may have been exposed to the highly contagious disease:
- March 28, Muslim Community Services (first floor) and all common areas in the building at 150 Central Pkwy., Brampton, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- March 31, Kings Cross Pharmacy (adjacent to Kings Cross Walk-In Clinic), 17 Kings Cross Rd., Brampton, 3 – 8 p.m.
- April 1, Kings Cross Pharmacy (adjacent to Kings Cross Walk-In Clinic), 17 Kings Cross Rd., Brampton, 6 – 8 p.m.
The baby tested positive for measles on Saturday, which led to a warning by Peel Public Health officials about possible exposure to the disease. Several possible exposure sites were announced, including Pearson Airport.
Officials said passengers on Etihad Airways Flight 141 (EY141) that departed from Abu Dhabi International Airport and arrived at Pearson’s Terminal 1 at 5:14 p.m. on March 25 may have been exposed during the flight.
Health officials are currently working to determine which passengers may require a direct follow up.
Several other possible exposure sites related to this case include:
- March 27, Muslim Community Services (third floor) and all common areas in the building at 150 Central Pkwy., 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- March 31, King’s Cross Walk-In Clinic, 17 Kings Cross Rd., 3 – 8 p.m.
- April 1, King’s Cross Walk-In Clinic, 17 Kings Cross Rd., 6 – 8 p.m.
- April 2, MCI Medical Clinic: The Doctor’s Office – Bramalea City Centre, 25 Peel Centre Dr., 2:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- April 2-3, Brampton Civic Hospital (Emergency Department), 2100 Bovaird Dr., 5 p.m. (April 2) – 3 a.m. (April 3)
Anyone who has neither been vaccinated nor had measles in the past, and who may have visited those places in Brampton could be infected with this disease, officials said.
Measles symptoms include a high fever, cold-like symptoms such as a cough or runny nose, sore eyes or sensitivity to light, small spots with a white centre on the inside of the mouth, and a red rash lasting four to seven days.
If you think you may have come into contact with the virus and are showing symptoms, visit your doctor. Be sure to call ahead to warn the office you think you have measles.
Those who may be infected should watch for symptoms for 21 days after possible exposure.
These new cases are not connected to a recent measles outbreak in Mississauga, officials say.
With files from Sarah-Joyce Battersby