More confirmed, suspected cases of measles in Sask.
Regina officials identify new dates and locations where people may have been exposed
There are more confirmed and suspected cases of measles in Saskatchewan, according the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region.
There are five confirmed cases in the province, four of them are in Regina.
There are between 10 and 12 suspected cases. All of those are in Regina.
Health officials said they have been directly in touch with people they believe have come in contact with measles.
Those people include daycare workers and families.
Some daycares were suspected to have had contact with the infection, but the health region is not naming them because they aren't public spaces.
If a child at one of those daycares was too young to have measles, mumps, and rubella shots — which are usually given at 12 months and a booster at 18 months — then they were given a serum that can protect them.
Health Region adds new dates and locations
Officials have also identified some new dates and locations where people in Regina may have been exposed.
Here are the places and times health officials are worried about:
- 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.)
- Soma Salon and Spa (2336 9th Avenue N - Jan. 20, 3:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m.)
The health region said anyone who has been to any of these locations should be aware of the symptoms, and call a doctor if you have them.
On Monday, the health officials warned the public about the following dates and locations:
- 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.)
- 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.)
U of R basketball coach forced to leave team
The University of Regina announced Dave Taylor, head coach of the women's basketball team, has been forced to leave the team for medical issues.
The 2011-12 CIS coach of the year, is being forced to undergo a three-week quarantine due to a possible exposure to the measles virus. While Taylor has not shown any symptoms, public health officials said it is a necessary precaution.