Via The Globe and Mail: Second Calgary school sends students home over suspected measles case. Excerpt:
A second Calgary high school has reacted to a possible case of measles in a student by sending home students and staff who are not immunized against the disease.
More than 100 students and 16 staff at Henry Wise Wood High School were told to go home on Monday. An official at Alberta Health Services confirmed that it is investigating a possible case of measles at the secondary school.
Earlier this month, Western Canada High School sent close to 100 students home when two measles cases were confirmed.
Five cases of measles have been confirmed in Calgary. At least two of those cases can be traced to the Philippines, which is undergoing a measles attack that has sent people to hospital and claimed lives.
Measles can take 21 days to incubate. Its symptoms include a high fever, a runny nose and a rash.
The school issued this statement Monday via its website:
“Friday, the school was notified by Alberta Health Services that some students and staff will be required to remain at home from April 12-29, 2014 to prevent further spread of measles due to recent exposure at the school. This requirement is outlined in the Public Health Act, and the school is doing everything it can to assist AHS in these efforts.”