Ontario’s top doctor warns of ‘potential outbreaks’ of measles – CTV

Feb. 22, 2024

Ontario’s top doctor is warning public health units to be prepared for more cases and “potential outbreaks” of measles amid a rise of infection in Europe.

“Currently, there are four active cases of measles in Canada, two of which are in Ontario in the Region of Peel and City of Toronto(opens in a new tab),” the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore wrote to Ontario Health and local public health agencies Tuesday.

“Given this dramatic rise in cases globally, health system partners in Ontario must be prepared for the continued importation of cases and potential outbreaks.”

The two Ontario cases were both in children who had recently travelled outside of Canada. In at least one instance, the child was hospitalized.

The memo acknowledges that with March Break coming up, healthcare practitioners should encourage vaccinations and report possible cases.

Read more: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-s-top-doctor-warns-of-potential-outbreaks-of-measles-1.6777877

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