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Measles risk in Red Deer for those not vaccinated

Alberta Health Services is warning the public of potential exposure to the measles after another probable case emerged in Red Deer.

AHS is asking individuals who were at three city locations in late March and who have not been vaccinated against the disease to watch for symptoms.

If symptoms of measles do develop, individuals are asked to stay home and call Health Link Alberta (1-866-408-5465).

Symptoms include: fever of 38.3C or higher, cough, runny nose and/or red eyes and a red blotchy rash that appears three to seven days after the fever starts.

Three cases of measles have been identified in the Central region this year.

Possible exposure at the following locations:

l Real Canadian Superstore including Horizon Family Medicine (5016 51st Ave.) between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on March 26.

l The Village Mall Medical Clinic (No. 22 6320 50th Ave.) from 2 to 7 p.m. on March 27 and from noon to 4 p.m. on March 30.

l Dynalife Laboratory (No. 101 5002 55th St.) from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on March 28.

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