The Montreal Public Health Department has confirmed that yet another case of measles was reported on September 30 in the Montreal area. 

A person infected with the measles virus arrived in Montreal on Air Canada flight 8903 from Moncton, New Brunswick on September 20. Around noon of that day the person spent time in the arrivals area of Trudeau airport.   

After leaving the airport, over the course of the next five days, the passenger visited six businesses in Pointe-aux-Trembles and the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve boroughs.

The health agency is warning Montrealers about possible exposure to the extremely contagious virus from September 20 to September 25. 

If you have been to any of the following businesses on the dates mentioned, it is advised that you monitor yourself for any symptoms, including high fever and cough, runny nose or red and watery eyes. 

  • Maxi, 12780 Rue Sherbrooke Est, Pointe-aux-Trembles (Sept. 21)

  • Mike's, 12500 Rue Sherbrooke Est, Pointe-aux-Trembles (Sept. 21)

  • Depanneur Couche-Tard, 12044, Rue Sherbrooke St. Est, Pointe-aux-Trembles (Sept. 22)

  • Canadian Tire, 3500, Blvd. Tricentenaire, Pointe-aux-Trembles (Sept. 23)

  • IGA Hochelaga 7975 Hochelaga, Montréal (Sept. 23)

  • Best Western Plus, 12555 Rue Sherbrooke Est, Pointe-aux-Trembles (Sept. 24-25)

Details about each of these locations, including specific times when exposure may have occurred, is available on the Santé Montréal website.

If you were in the above locations on the dates specified and exposed to the measles virus, it is unfortunately too late to receive the preventive treatment.

But the Health Department urges those who think they may have been exposed to be vigilant in monitoring possible symptoms.

You can visit their page to check the deadlines to monitor symptoms, which usually appear a bit less than a month from exposure.   

Should you notice these symptoms it is recommended that you stay at home at the first signs of measles, and limit your interactions with others (especially those that may be in a high-risk group such as pregnant women, children under one year old, and those with weakened immune symptoms).

Consult a doctor immediately. 

For more detailed information and for a full list of symptoms, visit the Montreal Health site.

If you have any health concerns or questions on where to get a vaccination, call Info-Santé by dialling 811. 

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