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Ontario health officials concerned after increase in measles cases
Public Health Ontario is worried after 11 confirmed cases of measles this year
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Have you and your children been vaccinated against the measles? If not, Ontario health officials are asking you to do it.

Public Health Ontario is worried after 11 confirmed cases of measles in the province this year, especially considering that it the virus is highly infectious.

Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Arlene King says all of the current measles cases in Ontario are associated with travel to the Philippines, Thailand or Europe.

That's why King is urging Ontarians to be up to date with their vaccinations if they're planning on travelling.

There have already been cases of people being exposed to the measles virus in Mississauga, Halton region and Hamilton.

In British Columbia, more than 300 people are estimated to have contracted the measles after an outbreak. It's also spreading south of the border in Washington State.

Some of the symptoms include high fever, cough, rash a runny nose and watery eyes and they can be accompanied by ear infections or pneumonia.

About 1 in 3,000 cases ends in death.

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Have you and your children been vaccinated against the measles? If not, Ontario health officials are asking you to do it.

Public Health Ontario is worried after 11 confirmed cases of measles in the province this year, especially considering that it the virus is highly infectious.

Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Arlene King says all of the current measles cases in Ontario are associated with travel to the Philippines, Thailand or Europe.

That's why King is urging Ontarians to be up to date with their vaccinations if they're planning on travelling.

There have already been cases of people being exposed to the measles virus in Mississauga, Halton region and Hamilton.

In British Columbia, more than 300 people are estimated to have contracted the measles after an outbreak. It's also spreading south of the border in Washington State.

Some of the symptoms include high fever, cough, rash a runny nose and watery eyes and they can be accompanied by ear infections or pneumonia.

About 1 in 3,000 cases ends in death.

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