April 9, 2015 Ish

Passenger tests positive for measles after arriving at YVR

A medical health officer says a single individual with measles can infect up to 15 to 18 people

Reka Gustafson made the comments yesterday, while announcing nine cases in total have now been diagnosed, and they are all related to a flight from China to Vancouver.

She is ruling out screening travellers coming to Canada for measles, saying that would likely be ineffective.

Gustafson says that in 2014, there were 14 cases of measles reported in Metro Vancouver and most of those were imported to the province.

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