Advisory issued for where Regina suspect measles cases visited

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Anyone who visited certain locations during the week of Jan. 13 to 17 should pay attention to the symptoms of measles.

The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region and provincial health ministry are investigating two suspect cases of measles in the region, according to a release from the Ministry of Health.

"Measles is a highly infectious and potentially serious disease that is easily transmitted through the air," the release said. "Symptoms include a high fever, cough and runny nose, followed by a rash. The rash often starts on the face before spreading to the rest of the body."

The release said the earliest a person will experience symptoms is one week after exposure. Anyone born before 1970 is "assumed to be immune from contracting the disease," it said.

If anyone has visited the following establishments in Regina during the week of Jan. 13 and 17 should be aware of measles symptoms:

Security Building Products from Jan. 13 to 17

Chapters book store and attached Starbucks Coffee on Jan. 13 between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Sobeys South Albert location on Jan. 13 between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m

Lawson Aquatic Centre pool facility and common areas on Jan. 14 between 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

The 13th Avenue location of Safeway on Jan. 14 between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt on Quance Street on Jan. 14 between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Argyle Park Community Centre on Jan. 14 between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Jan. 15 between 6:30 p.m. nd 9 p.m.

Uplands Community Centre on Jan. 14 between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

If anyone develops the above symptoms, call the primary health provider's office and explain the contact with a suspect measles case as well as symptoms. The release said to ask what accomodations should be put in place before visitation to "minimize contact with other patients."

 

Organizations: Ministry of Health, Safeway

Geographic location: Regina, 13th Avenue, Quance Street

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