Measles confirmed at Terry Fox Secondary School
Vancouver Coastal Health says student's case linked to infections from Air China flight from Beijing
Metro Vancouver health officials are reporting a 10th case of measles after a student at Terry Fox Secondary School in Port Coquitlam, B.C. was infected with the highly contagious disease.
Fraser Health spokesperson Ken Donahue says the case is connected to an Air China Beijing to Vancouver flight last month that is the source of most of the recent outbreaks.
The school is holding a vaccination clinic on Friday for students and staff.
"It's one of those things where you don't want to get people too alarmed. It's one case at the school. Apparently the community has high vaccination rates, so we anticipate possibly only having to have the one clinic for students.
Donahue says he's not too concerned because the immediate community has high vaccinations rates.
A total of 10 people have now been infected with measles after flying on the March 21 flight from Beijing to Vancouver or having come in contact with someone who was on that flight.
On Wednesday, health officials warned that passengers on a second flight from Beijing to Vancouver on April 4, could also be at risk, after a person diagnosed with measles exposed passengers on that flight to the disease.
Health officials said the infected person on the April flight likely caught it from passengers aboard the earlier Air China flight in March.
With files from Chantelle Bellerichard