With the U.S. and now Canada confirming cases of measles Dr. Michael Isaac with the Northern Health Region says even though the risk of the disease finding its way into the province is small people should be aware of the symptoms. He says most people when they start off getting the measles will get a fever, they’ll have a cough, runny nose and then they get an eye infection as well. He says those will be the initial symptoms and after a couple of days a rash will start and it starts on the face and usually spreads down to the rest of the body after that. He says symptoms usually last about seven to ten days and most people recover without any problems.
Isaac adds if anyone believes they might have contracted the measles they should notify the clinic before going so proper procedures can take place.