Toronto Public Health Measles Update

As you are aware, there is a current outbreak of measles in Toronto. As of February 10th, there are six confirmed measles cases involving two children under two years of age, and four adults. None of the cases are from the same family, none of the cases are known to each other, and there is no history of recent travel. In addition, no known source has been identified as yet.

Toronto Public Health (TPH) continues to investigate, which includes follow up with known contacts in schools, daycares, hospitals and health care facilities. TPH is also offering vaccine clinics when necessary for those who may have been exposed to measles.

In addition, TPH is working closely with other health units, including Niagara Region Public Health Department and York Region Public Health Services (each have one confirmed measles case); hospitals, health care providers, provincial partners, and Toronto area school boards (French, English and separate boards).

Toronto Public Health has done numerous media interviews with local, provincial and national media outlets, emphasizing the importance of vaccination, and recommending that all Toronto residents check their immunization records to ensure their measles vaccination is up-to-date.

Should you have questions about measles exposure or your immunization status, please call Toronto Health Connection at 416-388-7600 (during business hours) or 3-1-1 (after hours).

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