Second Person With Measles

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

Complications involving the airborne measles virus can include pneumonia, ear infections, brain infections, and in rare cases, death.  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.

The health unit says those who may have been exposed at the locations and times listed below, and who are still within 72 hours of their exposure, should get the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine as soon as possible. This vaccine will help prevent measles infection.

Locations and Times of Possible Exposure

• McDonald’s
959 Hamilton Rd., London, Ontario
Saturday, March 15 from 2:15pm to 6pm

• Walmart, White Oaks Mall
1105 Wellington Rd. S, London, Ontario
Saturday, March 15 from 7:30pm to after closing

• Best Buy
1080 Wellington Rd., London, Ontario
Saturday, March 15 from 8:30pm to after closing

• Future Shop
1051 Wellington Rd., London, Ontario
Saturday, March 15 from 8:45pm to after closing

• SilverCity Theater, Masonville Place, anyone in the theater and particularly those
attending the Need for Speed – 2D Movie
1680 Richmond St., London, Ontario
Sunday, March 16 from 8:30pm to closing