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Measles case confirmed in Toronto

Last Updated Mar 29, 2019 at 6:10 pm EDT

A measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is seen on a countertop at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. on Feb. 6, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Eric Risberg

Toronto Public Health (TPH) has confirmed a case of measles in a Toronto resident who acquired the infection in another country.

TPH is warning that the public may have been exposed to the virus on March 20 at Vaughan Mills, 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive between 4 and 10 p.m.

“Individuals are reminded that the measles virus is circulating in many countries and that they should check to ensure they are protected against measles before travelling,” TPH said in a release.

Symptoms include a high fever, cold-like symptoms (cough/runny nose), sore eyes or sensitivity to light and a red rash lasting four to seven days.

Call TPH’s surveillance unit immediately at 416-392-7411 during work hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday) or 311 after hours to report all suspect and confirmed cases of measles infection.