VANCOUVER – Another case of measles has been registered in British Columbia, resulting in a total of confirmed cases in the province of 27.
Officials with Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health say the latest case involves a Vancouver Vancouver citizen who returned to Vancouver International Airport on April 13 aboard a Japan Airlines flight from Tokyo.
A press release from the health authorities says the patient acquired measles abroad, but was in several places around the Lower Mainland while contagious.
It says that unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated travelers may have been exposed if they were on flight JL018 on Saturday, or if they visited the Ramada Hotel in Coquitlam, its restaurant or the Lougheed Town Center in Burnaby on Sunday.
This marks the eighteenth case of measles confirmed in the Vancouver area since February.
Fall has also been recorded on Vancouver Island, in the Fraser Valley and in the 100 Mile House in the South Cariboo region.
Symptoms of measles include fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes followed by rashes that begin in the face and spread to the chest.
The infection period begins four days before the rash begins and continues for four days after it appears.