The British Columbia Institute of Technology continues to do a good job of health communication. Just over an hour ago, it posted an update on its Single Case of Measles at Burnaby BCIT Campus. Excerpt:
Update for Sunday, March 16, 2014 4:15 p.m.
On March 14, Fraser Health informed BCIT that a student attending classes at the BCIT Burnaby Campus on March 6 and March 7 in Building NE-1 has now been diagnosed with a confirmed case of measles.
Building NE-1 (Inglis building) in Burnaby will be open for classes on Monday, March 17.
If you were in building NE-1 on March 6 or 7, and to prevent the possible spread of measles, Fraser Health recommends you may return to BCIT on Monday, March 17 if:
• you have had 2 immunizations of measles-containing vaccine after you were 1 year of age. This is considered immune. No additional immunization is recommended.
• you were born before January 1, 1970 (January 1, 1957 for health care workers). You are likely immune due to a previous measles infection. No immunization is recommended.
• you have had measles in the past. You are also considered immune.
• If you do not fit any of the above criteria and you have had only 1 immunization, you must get a booster immunization of the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine before returning to campus. Most pharmacies can provide a booster shot for you or you can contact a public health unit or call 8-1-1.
If you do not fit the above criteria, and were in building NE-1 on March 6 or 7 please remain at home and contact Fraser Health, or call 8-1-1 immediately for further instructions and do not return to BCIT until they tell you it is okay to do so.
For more details, see this update from CBC News. I expect we'll see more cases in Metro Vancouver before this is over, but BCIT is doing what it can.