A young adult in the Five Hills Health Region (FHHR) has a suspected case of measles.
Following a recent outbreak of measles in southern Alberta, the Alberta cases and the suspected FHHR are linked to recent visits to or from the Netherlands. Measles is a highly contagious virus. The provincial government issued an advisory on Friday.
FHHR medical health officer Dr. Mark Vooght said it's important to make sure everyone's immunization for measles is up to date. Without proper immunization, the virus can "quite easily spread," said Vooght.
Symptoms of measles include a high fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and spots in the mouth. A measles rash tends to start on the face before spreading to other parts of the body.
If anyone gets a rash, go to a physician or practitioner to get checked out.
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