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.

 

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PHO Grand Rounds: Listeriosis in Ontario

This presentation provides a summary of listeriosis in Ontario from 2008 to the present. We focus on behavioral risk factors that have been identified among cases over this time period.  We also highlight a recent Health Canada study which examines consumer behavior, knowledge and attitudes regarding listeriosis.

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Updated 2 May 2019