AHS confirms someone with measles was in Leduc this month

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AHS issues health alert in Leduc following measles case

A confirmed case of the measles has prompted Alberta Health Services (AHS) to issue a warning to people around Leduc and area.

An individual with lab-confirmed measles stopped in around the airport while en route from Vancouver to Innuvik back on February 12.

The person who had the measles made stops off at the Wal-Mart here in Leduc and stayed at a hotel in the city as well.

AHS are advising people who were around the same places as this person to monitor their health and monitor themselves for any new symptoms they may feel up to about March 5.

Measles is an infectious disease which can spread through the air, through coughs and sneezes, or by touching a surface contaminated by the virus.

It can stay airborne for two hours or it can spread through contact with an infected person such as through the sharing of food, drinks, toys, and cigarettes.

According to AHS the individual spent some time at the Wal Mart in Leduc along with the Stars Inn Hotel among other places.

The specific times and locations for the individual are on Tuesday, February 12:

  • Flight from Vancouver to Edmonton on AC236, which arrived in Edmonton at 12:54 p.m. 
  • The Edmonton airport hotel shuttle which departed from the terminal at about 2:30 p.m., stopping at four Leduc hotels: Paradise Inn and Suites, Crystal Star Inn, Wyndham Garden Edmonton Airport and Wingate by Wyndham.
  • The Walmart Supercentre on Discovery Way in Leduc, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • The Stars Inn Hotel, on Sparrow Crescent in Leduc, after 3 p.m.

On Wednesday, February 13 the locations were

  • The 6:30 a.m. shuttle from the Crystal Star Inn to the Edmonton airport.
  • Canadian North flight from Edmonton to Inuvik on 5T-444. That flight traveled through Yellowknife and Norman Wells.  For more information on immunization from the measles, you can visit http://www.immunizealberta.ca/  (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)

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