Air Canada Passenger Confirmed To Be Infected With Measles - MTL Blog

Air Canada Passenger Confirmed To Be Infected With Measles

Why did they let them on?

A passenger that boarded a flight from Zurich to Toronto is confirmed by health official to have Rubeola virus AKA Measles - a highly contagious respiratory infection. Relatively rare, only 20 million people per year are infected with this virus.

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Health officials also state that other people on the flight may have been exposed to the virus and potentially infected.

This is the second time this has happened on an Air Canada flight in less than a month. 

Although the risk of catching the infection is low, pregnant women, children, and those who have not been immunized are the most vulnerable to infection. If symptoms are experienced you are advised to stay home as to avoid spreading the virus. 

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Michelle Cadieux Born and raised Montrealer. Psychology graduate. Meme-lover.