Report: Case of measles in Calgary confirmed by Alberta Health Services

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Report: Case of measles in Calgary confirmed by Alberta Health Services
Report: Case of measles in Calgary confirmed by Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services has issued a measles alert for Calgary and Cochrane after someone carrying the virus was in public spaces while infectious.

The warning is calling for anyone who may have encountered the person in the past two days to get a free immunization.

Laboratory testing confirmed the individual was carrying measles and visited a number of businesses and establishments over an eight-day period.

Anyone who was in the following locations on March 12 during the times indicated and has not received any measles-containing vaccine will be offered immunization on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Brentwood Mall AHS Immunization Clinic, at 3630 Brentwood Rd. N.W.

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Anyone else who may have encountered the infected person on dates earlier than March 12 should review their immunization history and contact AHS HealthLink for advice or to book an appointment at their local community health centre.

AHS said “it’s imperative” that only those who could have encountered the person on March 12 attend this clinic.

Here’s the full list of locations and exposure time period for Cochrane and Calgary:

March 5:
Exposure Location: Tim Hortons, 12 Westside Drive, Cochrane
Exposure Time Period: 8:15 to 10:45 am

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Exposure Location: Multi-business facility, 110 – 2 Ave W, Cochrane
Exposure Time Period: 9 am to 8 pm

Exposure Location: Cumbrian Arms Pub, 57 W Aasby Rd., Cochrane
Exposure Time Period: 7:30 pm to 1 am (March 6)

March 6:
Exposure Location: Multi-business facility, 110 – 2nd Avenue W, Cochrane
Exposure Time Period: 9 am to 8 pm

March 8:
Exposure Location: Rexall Pharmacy, 305 1st Street. W, Cochrane
Exposure Time Period: 1 to 7:15 pm

March 11:
Exposure Location: Multi-business facility, 110 – 2nd Avenue W, Cochrane
Exposure Time Period: 9 am to 8 pm

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Exposure Location: Yoshi Grill, 204 5th Avenue, Cochrane
Exposure Time Period: 2 to 4:30 pm

Exposure Location: Save-on-Foods, 65 Bow Street, Cochrane
Exposure Time Period: 7:15 to 10 pm

March 12:
Exposure Location: Cabela’s, 851 64 Avenue NE., Calgary
Exposure Time Period: 12:45 to 3 pm

Exposure Location: Re:Grub Deerfoot City, 901 64th Avenue NE Unit 5113, Calgary
Exposure Time Period: 1 to 3:45 pm

Exposure Location: Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University, 4824 Mt. Royal Gate SW, Calgary
Exposure Time Period: 7:15 to 11:45 pm

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