A medical provider I know in B.C. has sent me information about the newly discovered measles outbreak north of the border.
Measles warning issued at Metro Vancouver high school . It’s the third recent case of measles in Metro Vancouver after cases were reported at Vancouver International Airport and Moody Park Pool in New Westminster.
Travelers are being alerted to one case of measles in an infectious individual who traveled through Vancouver International Airport (YVR) twice in recent weeks.
- July 30: Air Canada flight 0004 departing from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT) at 4:05 p.m. and arriving at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) at 9:25 a.m. The passenger with measles was at YVR prior to boarding the next flight.
- July 30: Air Canada Jazz flight 8125 departing Vancouver International Airport (YVR) at 1:50 p.m. and arriving at Portland International Airport (PDX) at 2:47 p.m.
- Aug 6: Alaska Airlines flight 2536 departing Portland International Airport (PDX) at 9:45 a.m. and arriving at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) at 10:55 a.m.
- Aug 6: Norwegian Cruise Lines (voyage number 2018080806), departed Vancouver at 4 p.m. with a destination of Seward, Alaska.
For more on this story, go to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control web site.