The Canadian Press

2015-03-11 | Measles Quebec

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Public health officials northeast of Montreal says the number of cases of measles has spiked at 119. That's up from 32 at the end of February. They say the cases all involve unvaccinated adults and children and are connected to a person who contracted the disease during a trip to Disneyland in California. Dr. Gaston De Serres, a medical epidemiologist with Quebec's national public health institute, says he's not surprised because the first cases involved large families who live in the same region and are part of the same religious community. (It isn't the first time measles has hit the community which is about 75 kilometres northeast of Montreal. A Health Canada report notes the same group was struck by 22 cases of the measles in 1994 and while they refused immunization, they did co-operate by limiting social contact to minimize the spread.)

Date: 2015-03-11
Placeline: QUEBEC CITY.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

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