Exposure in Peel to a Confirmed Case of Measles

Peel Public Health is issuing an alert that there has been an exposure to a confirmed case of measles within Peel Region. People who were on the following flights and in the following locations on January 27, 2019, may have been exposed to measles:

  • Lufthansa flight LH-470, from Frankfurt to Toronto
  • Air Canada flight AC-834/LH 6829 from Toronto to Montreal
  • Pearson Airport(Terminal 1) on January 27, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Clinical features of measles:

  • Fever AND
  • Cough, coryza or conjunctivitis AND
  • Generalized maculopapular rash(usually 2-4 days after prodromal symptoms)
  • Incubation period: 7-21 days

Therefore, watch for above symptoms until 21 days after exposure- up to and including February 17, 2019. See your physician as soon possible in this case for examination and diagnostic tests. Make sure that your vaccination is completed for measles, as measles has an effective vaccine.