Interior Health Reports One Case of Measles in 100 Mile House
A single case of measles has been confirmed in 100 Mile House.
“Medical health officers have determined that this infection was likely acquired outside of the province and is not linked to cases on the B.C. coast,” said Interior Health.
“This is the only confirmed measles case in Interior Health at this time. The risk to the broader public is considered low.”
You may have been exposed if you were at any of the following locations during these times:
- Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 – Tim Hortons, 100 Mile House, 4-6:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 1, 2019 – Spruce Hills Resort, 108 Mile Ranch, 7-11 p.m.
- Saturday, March 2, 2019 – Interlakes Market and Canco, Lone Butte, 5-7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, March 2, 2019 – Interlakes Regional Library, Lone Butte, 5:30-8:15 p.m.
- Sunday, March 3, 2019 – Smitty’s Restaurant, 100 Mile House, 2:30-6 p.m.
- Sunday, March 3, 2019 – Spruce Hills Resort, 108 Mile Ranch, 4:15-7:30 p.m.
Please call 1-855-549-6364 to speak with a public health nurse who will review your vaccine history, determine your immunity to measles, and arrange for post-exposure prophylaxis if eligible.
Symptoms of measles include fever, cough, runny nose, and red and inflamed eyes. These are followed by a rash, which starts first on the face and neck, spreads to the chest, arms and legs, and lasts for at least three days.
“The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against measles is to ensure vaccinations are up to date,” said Interior Health.
“You can get the vaccine for free at your local community health centre. Your pharmacist (for adults and kids over five) may also have the vaccine available.”