Measles

Measles is a highly contagious virus spread through coughing and sneezing that can live for up to two hours in the air. Symptoms of measles include fever, a red blotchy rash, red watery eyes and Koplik (white) spots in the mouth. Measles is prevented by vaccination. Children in Ontario receive two doses of measles-containing vaccine before the age of 7. Endemic measles has been eliminated in Canada; however, imported cases continue to occur.

To obtain or inquire about an immunization record, or for general immunization information, please contact your local public health unit.

 

To obtain or inquire about an immunization record, or for general immunization information, please contact your local public health unit.

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Updated 2 May 2019