Contagious person on plane

Health officials are alerting the public of potential exposure to measles after a contagious person flew from Vancouver to Edmonton.

Public Health Agency of Canada notified Alberta Health Services that a person with lab-confirmed measles flew into Edmonton International Airport from Vancouver International Airport and stayed in Leduc while infectious. 

The individual flew from Vancouver to Edmonton on Feb. 12 on Air Canada Flight AC236 at 10:25 a.m. and arrived at 12:54 p.m.

They then went to numerous public locations on an airport hotel shuttle that stopped at four hotels.

Health officials are warning anyone who visited the following locations that they may have been exposed to measles: 

Feb. 12, between 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • Paradise Inn and Suites - 7118 Sparrow Dr., Leduc
  • Crystal Star Inn - 8334 Sparrow Crescent, Leduc
  • Wyndham Garden Edmonton Airport - 8016 Sparrow Dr., Leduc
  • Wingate by Wyndham - 7120 Sparrow Dr., Leduc

Feb. 12, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Walmart Supercentre - 5302 Discovery Way, Leduc

Feb. 13, 6:30 a.m. - 7 a.m.

  • Edmonton International Airport Hotel Shuttle, Crystal Star Inn - 8334 Sparrow Crescent, Leduc

Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. to Feb. 13 at 6:30 a.m.

  • Stars Inn Hotel - 8332 Sparrow Crescent, Leduc

The person then left on Feb. 13 from Edmonton International Airport at 7:45 a.m. on Canadian North Flight 5T-444 to Inuvik, N.W.T.

Individuals who were in the locations, were born after 1970 and have not already had measles disease or have not received two doses of measles vaccine, may be at risk for developing measles.

People are encouraged to monitor for symptoms for 21 days after the date of potential exposure, which could be up to March 5, 2019.

If symptoms of measles do develop, people are advised to stay home and call Health Link at 811, before visiting any health care facility or provider.

For more information visit this link.

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