​Get Vaccinated, says Public Health

Canadian Press


An outbreak of measles in Vancouver has promoted the Public Health Agency of Canada to remind Canadians they need to get vaccinated against the highly contagious disease.

Nine cases of measles have been documented in the outbreak - and medical health officials in B.C. have determined that the first infection for most of the cases was acquired outside of North America.

The agency says getting two doses of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is almost 100% effective in preventing the disease.

Measles causes high fever, coughing, sneezing, and a widespread painful rash, and infections can lead to serious complications or even death.

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