McGill University Health Centre warns about measles exposure at Glen Site

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) sent out a warning of measles exposure after an employee contracted the virus in late March.READ MORE: Two new cases of measles confirmed on southern Vancouver IslandThe employee worked at the Glen Site while contagious between March 23-27, according to a statement from the centre.“Though the employee in question had limited contact with patients and staff during the incubation period, it is vital that we take all necessary measures to ensure the disease is not spread further within the MUHC,” MUHC infectious diseases specialist Dr. Marie-Astrid Lefebvre said in the statement. “For the moment, there is no evidence that the disease has been transmitted to other people, but we will continue to monitor the situation closely until the end of the incubation period.”Measles is transmitted through the air or by direct contact with an infected person.WATCH: Yes, it’s still possible to get sick even if you’ve been vaccinated

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