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Possible Exposure To Measles Virus

The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit is warning those at the Blenheim Arena on Saturday, March 15 may have been exposed to the measles virus.

Officials say an individual with the measles was at the arena between 10:30am to 3pm last Saturday. The virus is spread through the air. Complications from the measles can include brain infections, pneumonia and death.

The health unit is contacting individuals known to have been exposed to the virus. However, as a precaution, the community is being asked to watch for the signs and symptoms of the measles.

Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, irritated eyes, and a blotchy red rash. Most Canadian citizens born before 1970 have received two doses of the measles vaccine.

There are two confirmed cases of the virus in London.