CAN THE VACCINES RETURNED TO SCHOOL?
Most experts say you should talk to your child’s school principal or health care provider to make sure the vaccine has been administered.
Schools in Ontario initially had contact with nearly 26,000 people who had received this version of the measles shot, and to date about 25,000 got through. That is nearly triple the normal number of vaccine recipients. The provincial government is working with schools to ensure they process and ensure all booster doses were administered by May 30.
WHERE ARE THE CASES OF CULTIVATED MEASLES?
Ontario, Saskatchewan and parts of Alberta have had cases of potentially vaccine-preventable measles cases. The cases of notchy, feverish and occasionally bloody measles have swept across parts of Alberta, Saskatchewan and parts of Ontario.
WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE STATE OF AUSTRALIA?
More than 20 Australian babies under two years of age contracted measles following an outbreak that started in Sydney, followed by the arrival of a wave of the disease to the state of Victoria in late 2017. The disease then spread to New South Wales in January.
WHO IS AT RISK?
Anyone who was born before 1986 (you can be immunized from the age of 12 months). Measles is particularly dangerous for babies under the age of 12 months and those with weak immune systems (those with HIV or autoimmune disorders, for example).
CAN I GET MEASLES TOO?
Yes. The disease lives in air, and getting it through the air and onto you can happen through any means, especially if you are not vaccinated, and if you are highly infectious because you are coughing or sneezing. This is why preventing its spread is so important.
WHAT MAKES MIXED MEASLES SYMPTOMS SO CONCERNING?
Unvaccinated people generally get tired or runny nose, a runny or red nose, diarrhea, ear infections, vomiting and/or fever. They can also have an upper respiratory tract infection or diarrhoea.
There is an increased risk of a severe allergic reaction or death if you are not immunized.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A MORE SERIOUS MEASLES CASE?
People who are not vaccinated or have received a previous dose of measles (the best protection against the disease) could get measles. They could also be more severely ill.
WHAT IS THE MEASLES RESISTANCE SCREENING?
Earlier this month, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Canada introduced a required measles vaccine testing for people who were not vaccinated and have recently travelled to Australia. It is intended to inform and inform people about measles.
The province took the decision to require it after Statistics Canada estimated that one in five Canadian children and one in eight adults aged 25 and older born in the 1990s and who visited Australia between 2015 and 2017 have a measles immunity level of less than 15 per cent.