Could you have been exposed to measles in Regina?
Health officials compile list of places and times
The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region is adding to its list of places where you may have been exposed to measles.
The newest location is the Hotel Saskatchewan in downtown Regina. Health officials said Friday people may have been exposed there on January 19 between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Chapters book store was already on the list, but the health region expanded the dates to include January 13 between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and January 22 between 9:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
That's in addition to previous warnings issued Monday and Thursday.
There are five confirmed cases of measles and up to a dozen suspected cases. Health officials are tracking the movement of patients and notifying the public when they feel there are places people have been exposed.
Complete list of locations and times
- Security Building Supplies (Jan. 13-17)
- Chapters book store and attached Starbucks Coffee (South Albert location - Jan. 13, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Jan. 22, 9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.)
- Sobeys (South Albert location - Jan. 13, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
- Lawson Aquatic Centre (Pool facility and common areas - Jan. 14, 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)
- Safeway (13th Avenue location - Jan. 14, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.)
- Menchie's Frozen Yogurt (Quance St. location - Jan. 14, 8 p.m.-11 p.m.)
- Argyle Park Community Centre (Jan. 14, 6:30-10:00 p.m. and Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.)
- Uplands Community Centre (Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.)
- Superstore (Rochdale location - Jan. 17, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
- Wal-Mart (Rochdale location - Jan. 17, 11:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m.)
- Uplands Pizza (475 Broad St. N. - Jan. 17, 11:45 a.m.-3 p.m.)
- Cooperators Centre in Evraz Place (1700 Elphinstone St. - Jan. 18, 1:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m.)
- Hotel Saskatchewan (2125 Victoria Ave., Jan. 19, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
- Soma Salon and Spa (2336 9th Ave. N - Jan. 20, 3:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m.)
Officials said if you've been in one of those places, you need to know how to recognize the symptoms of measles. The disease often starts with a fever and rash, usually on the face.
If you're experiencing symptoms, immediately call your doctor or the Health Line at 811. Experts advise against visiting a doctor's office or hospital in person because measles is highly contagious.
The local health region said five people have self-quarantined because they've been exposed to the virus. They've been asked to stay away from public places for three weeks.