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Health officials warn possible measles exposure on recent Air Canada flight

Public health officials in Brampton say they’ve confirmed a case of the measles in a baby who returned home on a flight from Switzerland.

Peel Public Health says the infant was on a Feb. 12 Air Canada flight from Zurich to Toronto.

Officials warn that anyone else on the flight, which left Zurich at 10:30 a.m. and arrived at Pearson International Airport at 2:15 p.m., may have been exposed.

It’s the second measles warning issued by Peel Public Health for the city of Brampton.

On Wednesday, officials warned that an infected person visited the Sheridan College Davis Cup Library, rode on the Brampton Transit 104 bus and entered the Guardian Sheridan Pharmacy on February 9.

Measles is highly contagious, and babies, pregnant women and people with weak immune systems are most vulnerable.

Symptoms include a high fever, coughing, sore eyes, small spots inside the mouth and rashes on the skin.

Officials say anyone who suspects they may have been exposed should call before going into a medical facility to avoid further spreading the infection.