July 13, 2018
JASPER – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has confirmed that an individual with lab-confirmed measles has been in several public settings in the Jasper area, while infectious.
Individuals who were in the below noted location on the dates and in the time-periods specified, may have been exposed to measles:
Smitty’s Restaurant, 109 Miette Ave, Jasper
July 4, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
July 5, 2018 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Smitty’s Restaurant, 445 Gregg Ave, Hinton
July 5, 2018 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
CN Station, 607 Connaught Dr, Jasper
July 4, 2018 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
July 5, 2018 11:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Ranchers Sports Bar and Grill, 438 Smith St, Hinton
July 4, 2018 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Express, 462 Smith St, Hinton
July 4, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.
July 5, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.
July 6, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Tim Hortons, 201 54 St, Edson
July 6, 2018 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Individuals are at risk of developing measles if: they were in the above locations in the timeframes noted AND they were born after 1970 AND they have not already had measles disease or have not received two doses of measles vaccine.
All individuals are advised to monitor themselves for symptoms of measles for 21 days after the date of their potential exposure, which could be up to July 27, 2018 for those last exposed on July 6. If symptoms of measles do develop, these individuals are asked to stay home and call Health Link at 811 immediately, before visiting any healthcare facility or provider.
Symptoms of measles include:
Measles is an extremely contagious disease, spread easily through the air. There is no treatment for measles; however, it can be prevented through immunization.
In Alberta, measles vaccine is offered, free of charge, through Alberta’s publicly funded immunization program. Children in Alberta typically receive their first dose of measles vaccine at 12 months of age, and their second dose between the ages of four and six years.
Albertans uncertain of their immunization history, or their child’s immunization history, can call their local public health office or Health Link (811) to discuss.
For further information on routine childhood immunization, visit www.immunizealberta.ca.
For additional information on measles disease, please see the attached Q & A document.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
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