LETHBRIDGE - Alberta Health officials say there are 20 confirmed cases of measles in the
Lethbridge region and multiple families are under quarantine.
The good news is that we're not seeing a huge increase in the numbers and
they have somewhat plateaued. There will be other cases, but we're not seeing
exponential growth at this point in time, but it could still happen.
Dr. Vivien Suttorp feels that's because everyone has been working together to
prevent the spread. She says "people are really stepping up and trying to do the
best thing for their families and also for the general public at large, so
people who do have disease staying home, isolating those children who are sick
for the recommended time period, and people who have been exposed staying at
home under that quarantine of 21 days, and we're seeing a lot of good compliance
Suttorp adds all the confirmed cases continue to be with individuals who were
Measles immunization clinics are scheduled in Lethbridge at the main pavilion
of Exhibition Park on the 13th and 20th of November. They will run from 2 to
Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 at 3/8/2014 12:09:40 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News