Measles is an easily spread respiratory infection that is caused by a virus. Most people in Canada have immunity against measles. Those at risk are infants under one year of age and those born after 1970 who are not vaccinated. People born before 1970 are most often immune due to previous exposure. Children need 2 doses of the measles vaccine to be immunized. The virus is spread through coughing or sneezing droplets into the air. Signs of disease:

  • Early: cough, runny nose, red eyes and fever
  • Later: high fever, red rash that begins on the face and moves down the body, and small

white spots on the inside of the mouth. If you are experiencing any of these early symptoms, please call our office first for direction. If you have concerns about exposure or immune status, call your Doctor’s nurse. Additional information can be found at