Confirmed case of measles in York region

FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that U.S. measles cases have surged this year, and at this pace will set a record for most illnesses in 25 years. Nearly two-thirds of the cases reported have been in New York, and most of those have been unvaccinated people in Orthodox Jewish communities. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

TORONTO: Health authorities say they are investigating a travel-related laboratory-confirmed case of measles in York Region north of Toronto.

York Region Public Health has identified three places where people may have been exposed to the disease.

It says anyone who visited the emergency department of the Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket last Sunday or Monday, the Doctor’s Office Walk-in Clinic in Richmond Hill on Apr. 10, 11 or 12, or Nando’s Restaurant in Richmond Hill on Apr. 10 may be at risk and should consult a doctor.

Pic courtesy: Multnomah County

Measles symptoms can appear between seven and 18 days after contact with an infected individual and may begin with a cough, runny nose, fever, red watery eyes and small spots with a white centre inside the mouth.

A red, blotchy rash appears on the third to the seventh day.