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Measles warning issued

Fraser Health has issued a warning about a potential measles outbreak at a Surrey high school. Health officials indicate the potential exposure took place at Fleetwood Park Secondary School between October 30 and November 2, 2018.

There is some concern that students and staff may have been exposed to the measles last week.

Fraser Health is advising that any students who have never received a single dose of the mumps, measles and rubella vaccine – which protects against measles, mumps, and rubella – are being advised to stay away for approximately 21 days.

Students and staff members as well as unvaccinated staff born after January 1, 1970, will not be allowed to return without proof of immunity.

In extreme cases, measles can cause brain damage, deafness and/or convulsions and generally takes between 10 - 21 days to incubate.

-with files from CTV



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