10 measles cases identified in Quebec, 7 in Montreal, public health officials say – CBC

Quebec public health calling on people to make sure measles vaccinations up-to-date

Mar 04, 2024

Quebec’s public health director is asking Quebecers to make sure they and their children are properly vaccinated against the measles, as cases of the virus are on the rise in the province, especially in Montreal.

Dr. Luc Boileau said health officials have so far counted 10 measles cases in Quebec. At least three are related to international travel, but Boileau said a small number of cases are suspected to have been caused by community transmission.

“That’s what worries us,” Boileau said in a news conference Monday with Montreal’s public health director, Dr. Mylène Drouin, and a microbiologist and pediatric infectious diseases specialist, Dr. Caroline Quach-Thanh.

“Measles is more contagious than COVID. The majority of people who are in contact with measles and are not vaccinated will contract the virus,” he said.

“The numbers can go up fast, very fast.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/measles-cases-vaccination-1.7133166

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