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Several cases reported

Cases of measles were reported in the greater Montreal area since June 2019. People who are considered contagious visited several public places. People who visited these places at the times indicated in the table of locations, dates and times where exposure to the measles virus may have occurred are considered at risk of exposure.

To limit the spread of the disease, steps are being taken to identify people who may have been exposed.

People at risk of complications

Some people have a higher risk of complications if they catch measles. They should be assessed promptly so that they can be given preventive treatment if they were exposed to the measles virus. 

They are

  • babies under one year old;
  • people with weakened immune systems;
  • pregnant women who are not adequately vaccinated against measles.

Preventive treatment, which consists of an injection of antibodies, must be provided within 7 days of exposure.

If you are at risk of complications, consult the table of locations, dates and times where exposure to the measles virus may have occurred. If you visited any of these places at the dates and times indicated, contact Info-Santé 8-1-1 as soon as possible. Furthermore, people with weakened immune systems must watch out for symptoms for an additional seven days on the dates indicated in the table, because the symptoms may take longer to develop.

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Public, News, Measles, Professionnel, Communiqués, Direction de santé publique, MSSS

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Last Update : 22 August 2019