Manitoba confirms 7th case of measles

Manitoba health officials have reported a sixth and seventh case of measles, this time involving a man in his 40s and a woman in her 30s.
The measles virus is passed through airborne droplets and direct personal contact. (U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention)

Two more cases of measles were reported in Manitoba late Wednesday afternoon, this time a man in his 40s and a woman in her 30s.

These are the sixth and seventh confirmed cases of measles in the province this year.

Public health officials warned that anybody to visit the Sobey’s at 1500 Dakota Street between the hours of noon and 5 p.m. on April 13 should be alerted to the possibility of exposure. 

If you were at this location or think you have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with measles, the province wants you to contact Health Links at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) for more information.