Fraser Health has issued this news release: Health Alert: Measles in Fraser East. Excerpt:
MARCH 17, 2014
Fraser Health is continuing to work with identified cases of measles and their contacts to contain the spread of the disease. We are seeing 80-100 cases of measles covering Fraser East.
A case linked to the original outbreak was at the BCIT campus on March 6 and 7 and Fraser Health is working with BCIT to alert students who may have come in contact with this particular individual who has measles. The risk to the general BCIT student population is low, as most of the population are in the age group that would have received two doses of measles-containing vaccine.
At this point, there has been no significant spread of measles outside of the Fraser Valley East communities.
If you have had two doses of measles-containing vaccine you do not need to have any further vaccine. If you only had one dose of measles-containing vaccine you should obtain a booster dose as soon as possible.
For adults and children over the age of 5, measles vaccine can be obtained through your doctor or pharmacy. Fraser Health will be offering measles vaccine clinics for children under the age of 5 at the Agassiz and Chilliwack Health Units. These clinics are by appointment only so please call the health unit.
BCIT has not updated its measles notice since Sunday afternoon, which I take to be good news.
The Burnaby NewsLeader has a report on BCIT, saying that 126 students and two instructors may have been exposed to the sick student on March 6 and 7.
Mount Cheam Christian School, where the outbreak began, still has nothing to say on its website about measles.