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LETHBRIDGE - The Measles Assessment Centre at Chinook Regional Hospital is now open. It's outside the hospital along 17th Street S.

 

Anyone who thinks they may have been exposed and are showing symptoms like a cough, red sore eyes, fever or a rash are welcome to attend for an assessment and possible treatment.

 

Dr. Vanessa Maclean says they're using a portable tent because "it has the ability to have negative pressure, which means that it helps disapate the virus out into the atmosphere which is what we want, because that's our challenge with our emergency departments and physician officers, is that they are enclosed spaces where the virus will stay."

 

There's still just one confirmed case involving a 14-year old boy in the region, but many more people have been exposed.

 

AHS is also holding a couple more immunization clinics for children between 6 and 12 months, children one year and older who have not received the vaccine, and health care workers who know they are not immune. Those will take place at Exhibition Park on Saturday from 10am to 3pm at Heritage Hall and again on Monday from 1pm to 6pm in the Main Pavilion.

 

If you're looking for advise or have any questions, they're still asking people to call Health Link. The measles assessment teams are also still active and can go out to homes in the community if needed.



Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 4/23/2014 3:53:08 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News - Top Photo: Outside of the Measles Assessment tent, Bottom Photo: An inside look at the treatment area in the tent
 
 
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