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The case of a Saskatchewan child who contracted measles is another reminder of the importance of immunization, the Health Ministry says. (CBC)

Public health officials in Saskatchewan are warning people about a case of measles.

An unvaccinated infant who flew from the Philippines to Saskatchewan in early January has now been confirmed to have had the disease.

Measles is not very common in Saskatchewan but the virus is found elsewhere in the world.

It's a highly infectious disease with symptoms that include high fever, coughs, a runny nose and rashes.

Officials are also reminding families about the importance of getting children vaccinated.

The Health Ministry says people who were on the same flight as the family may be at risk of infection.

Here are the flights:

  • Thursday, Jan. 2: Philippine Airlines PR116 — Manila to Vancouver (Arrived 16:30)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 7: WestJet 544 — Vancouver to Calgary (Departed 08:00, Arrived 10:25)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 7: WestJet 314 — Calgary to Regina (Departed 12:05, Arrived 14:30)