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Measles Travel Advisory: Take Care Before and After Travel

August 14, 2013

travelerAre you traveling to other countries or even to other Provinces in Canada?

Cases of measles are up nearly five times from last year in six provinces. Make sure you and your family are vaccinated for preventable diseases before you travel.

 

Did you know that measles is one of the most contagious diseases in the world?

It is a vaccine preventable disease and in 2013 cases are again rising. Get vaccinated before you go. Watch your health when you return. Measles are being reported in Canada, UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Pacific-Common holiday destinations. It takes only one active case on a plane to expose and potentially infect all passengers. Be safe for yourself and others. Check all the family members are up to date on immunizations-including measles. For more detailed  information on measles check here

Health Services.