The Abbotsford Star has picked up Fraser Health's latest notice: Measles alert issued at UFV student residence in Abbotsford. Excerpt:
Fraser Health announced this afternoon that the number of measles cases continues to grow in Fraser East, and more alerts have been issued, including to the student residence at University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford.
Exact details of the UFV alert were not yet available.
Dr. Paul Van Buynder, chief medical health officer, said in a press release that a measles alert was also sent to staff who worked at the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival, which ran from Feb. 4 to March 12.
He said measles cases continue to occur in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope and Agassiz. He said there are currently about 80 to 100 cases covering Fraser East.
“The most recent cases occurred in a public school student and a worker in a community retail outlet, thus exposing large numbers of the public during their infectious period,” Van Buynder said.
Meanwhile, the only measles alert on the UFV website is dated March 11—over a week ago. A quick check of school district websites in the eastern Fraser Valley shows no messages about measles. However, we're in spring break; kids won't be back in school until next week.