Via the British Columbia Institute of Technology: Breaking News and Alerts : : Important Notices. Excerpt:
Update: March 19, 2014 11:15
More information and answers regarding single case of measles at Burnaby BCIT Campus
The BCIT Burnaby campus has recently experienced limited exposure to measles. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are our top priorities and BCIT with Fraser Health continues to monitor this situation. Please check back here frequently for updates.
All 128 students and staff in classes where potential exposure occurred have been notified and directed to actions that will help prevent the spread of measles. As a precautionary measure, BCIT has also informed all students and staff who attend the Burnaby campus.
Frequently asked Questions:
Is BCIT Open?
Yes, BCIT is open for classes as usual
Is Building NE 1 Open?
Yes, Building NE 1 is open. The measles virus can only live on surfaces for a matter of hours and the possible exposure occurred on March 6 and 7.
I was NOT in Building NE 1 on March 6 and 7, what should I do?
Normal attendance is possible immediately. No vaccination is required to return to class. Only people in building NE1 on March 6 or 7 are required to ensure their vaccinations meet certain conditions.
Meanwhile, Fraser Health says measles continues to spread:
Fraser Health advises that cases of measles continue to occur in the general Fraser East communities of Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope and Agassiz.
“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,” said Dr. Paul Van Buynder, Chief Medical Health Officer with Fraser Health. “We are disappointed that people who are showing symptoms of measles are not isolating themselves as requested by Fraser Health and as a result other people in the community are being exposed to this infectious disease.”
Measles alerts have been sent to students living on campus at the University of the Fraser Valley, and to staff who worked at the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival.
I would feel less anxious if Fraser Health could put even a rough number on the number of cases. But now it's in the public schools and a university campus. It will presumably keep spreading.