Reported measles cases have increased by 30% worldwide since 2016.
The health authorities have confirmed the example of measles in Vancouver.
A patient, a Vancouver resident, was diagnosed on Thursday as having a virus, but the period in which she is considered contagious has since passed, said Shaf Hussain, representative of Vancouver's coastal health. The patient receives care.
In September, the health authority issued a warning against measles when the person who was infected participated in the Skookum festival.
According to Hussain, the latest example would not be associated with a measles outbreak in the state of Washington. Due to the large number of measles cases, Jov Inslee declared on 25 January a state of emergency. 54 cases were confirmed since Saturday. Health officials call on residents to immunize. Four other cases were confirmed in Oregon.
The measles are highly contagious and spread by air when the infected person coughs or sneezes, according to coastal health in Vancouver. Complications may include inflammation of the brain, spasms, deafness, brain damage and death.
The infection does not require close contact, and measles can survive in nearby areas, such as the bathroom, for up to two hours after the infected person leaves. It causes fever, red eyes, cough, runny nose and rash. Most people recover in a week or two.
Vancouver coastal health recommends vaccination. People who have already had an infection do not need immunization.
Pr. children born in or after 1994 routinely receive two doses of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR), one dose when they return to the old year, and others before they begin with the preschool.
People born before 1994 or who grew up outside B.C. may need a second dose. People born before 1970 are probably immune; but if they are not sure whether they have had an infection, MMR can be safely given.
B.c. The Center for Disease Control monitors the vaccination of children and reports that 82.1 percent of children aged seven years were immunized for measles in 2018, compared with 88.4 percent in 2017 and 90.2 percent in 2016.
Between 30 December 2018 and 26 January 2019, only one new case of laboratory-approved measles was reported throughout Canada, according to the latest monitoring reports on measles and rubella published by Health Canada.
The agency said that major outbreaks of measles, which affected many countries, were reported throughout Europe.