Health officials in Vancouver say the city is now facing a crisis in the form of a measles outbreak after nine confirmed cases.
Dr. Althea Hayden of Vancouver Coastal Health says all nine of the cases are derived from École Jules-Verne, a French-language high school in South Vancouver. Officials claim that two other French schools may be affected, as well.
“We now have an outbreak,” said Hayden. “Cases are occurring in staff, students and family members affiliated with this school.”
One of the cases visited the B.C. Children’s Hospital Emergency Department on the following dates:
January 21, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 6:10 p.m.
January 23, 2019 – 4:45 p.m. to 11:10 p.m.
January 24, 2019 – 8:13 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
February 1, 2019 – 2:05 p.m. to 6:55 p.m.
People who visited the emergency room during those dates and times are being asked to watch for symptoms.