Via the BCCDC here in Vancouver: Risk is Low Following Recent Measles Exposure. Excerpt:
BC public health officials say the risk to the public is low from measles after an infant with the disease went through Vancouver airport (YVR) earlier this month.
The infant and parents arrived at YVR Jan. 2 after a flight from the Philippines and subsequently departed Vancouver on Jan. 7 for Saskatchewan. The patient stayed with relatives and spent a night in a hotel while in the Vancouver area.
Click here to visit the Saskatchewan department of health web site for more about the case and travel information.
Those persons in BC who came into contact with the infant have been interviewed about their exposure and are being informed about signs and symptoms of measles. Their risk of infection is deemed very low as they are likely to be immune.
The BC Centre for Disease Control and Vancouver Coastal Health are working closely with Saskatchewan and the Public Health Agency of Canada to provide continued medical surveillance.
This case is the third importation of measles to Canada from the Philippines in the past month. In 2013, there were 17 cases of measles reported in BC; several of these were among travelers returning from Thailand, the Netherlands, Philippines, and even those whose only apparent exposure was a visit through Vancouver airport which many out of country visitors transit.
Many countries of the world including the Philippines are experiencing a resurgence of measles, and anyone planning travel outside of the Americas should check their immunization record to ensure that they’re up to date on their measles vaccine.