Health Unit Warns Of Possible Measles Exposure

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is warning the public after an individual infected with the measles virus possibly exposed other community members.

The health unit says individual risk of infection is low. Anyone who has received two doses of measles vaccine, has been previously infected, or was born before 1970, are generally protected from infection.

Symptoms of measles include: fever, cough and runny nose; red, irritated eyes and light sensitivity; small white, grey or blue spots in the mouth; and red, blotchy rash on the face. The rash appears on the face and then spreads down over the body, and will begin to fade after about a week. Symptoms can start anywhere from seven to 21 days after a person has been exposed to the virus. The rash usually develops 14 days after exposure.

Anyone in the community who may have been exposed at the following times and locations should watch for measles symptoms as a precaution, says the health unit.

Locations and Times of Possible Exposure

Adelaide Southdale Medical Centre – Walk-in Clinic
769 Southdale Rd. E, Unit 9A, London, Ontario
On Friday, March 7 from 1:15pm-4:30pm

London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, Emergency Department
800 Commissioners Rd E, London, Ontario
On Friday, March 7 from 3:30pm- 7:30pm

London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, General Medicine Outpatient Clinic
Waiting Room, Fourth Floor
339 Windermere Rd., London, Ontario
On Monday, March 10 from 8am- 1pm

Walmart in White Oaks Mall
1105 Wellington Rd. S, London, Ontario
On Saturday, March 8 from 10am-3pm

Metro at Commissioners and Wellington
395 Wellington Rd., London, Ontario
On Saturday, March 8 from 10am to 3pm

Shopper’s Drug Mart at Adelaide and Southdale
900 Adelaide St S, London, Ontario
On Saturday, March 8 from 10am-3pm