Measles Outbreak


Beware, there is a measles outbreak in Southern Alberta and it is not impossible that it will spread in the whole province in the next couple of weeks.

Measles according to Medical News today is also known as Rubeola or morbilli, is a highly infectious illness caused by a virus – a viral infection caused by the rubeola virus. Measles is an endemic disease; meaning it is continually present in a community and many people develop resistance. If measles enters an area where the people have never been exposed the result can be devastating.

Public health chiefs are trying to reinforce the importance of vaccination specially for children. It is also very dangerous not to get a measles vaccine during this season since people interact more often in schools at work or even at the mall because it is winter time.

According to an article in Global News, a month ago, Alberta Health Services predicted the number of those infected with measles to continue to multiply. Now health officials say their concern is not only containing the outbreak in southern Alberta but containing it to the province, and they have enlisted Lethbridge’s post secondary institutions to help.

The Edmonton Public School board are helping AHS in spreading the news about the outbreak in schools. Just this week a message from Alberta Health Services regarding Measles in Alberta was posted on Schoolzone accounts of students here in Edmonton. If you want to see the message please click the link below.

So make sure to get your vaccine as soon as possible because it is never too late to get your vaccine.

If you think that you may have been exposed to the measles, Alberta Health warns against visiting a clinic or hospital to help reduce the spread of the disease.  People should instead call Health Link at 1-866-408-5465.


About J.V. Tomas

| Pray | Love | Study | Travel | Adventure | Blog | Photography | That's JV's life! Juliver Tomas completed his final year as a full International Baccalaureate student at McNally High School this year (2014). He was the Editor-in-Chief of the official student publication of his previous school, Dorganda High School, back in the Philippines. However, they used "Filipino" as the main medium of their publication that is why expect grammatical errors or "carabao English" on this blog (He is improving his vocab tho). He was also the Editor-in-chief of the school magazine of McNally High School - the McNally Tiger Magazine. He attended various press conferences and competitions. He won the Journalist of the Year award at their school and was the Valedictorian of his class (Class of 2012). He is looking forward to be a Doctor someday and is planning to take a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta next fall. He is currently a World Vision Ambassador and a part of the Red Cross Youth Leaders (RCYL) in Edmonton. He is really engaged in any activities. He loves Sciences, Journalism and Social Justice/Human Rights. He believes in the saying that "Teamwork Makes The Dreamwork"

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