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Measles exposure confirmed at Imagine Cinemas in Promenade Mall



Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York’s Public Health branch is currently investigating an exposure to a laboratory-confirmed measles case. There is no evidence of any other cases of measles occurring in York Region at this time.

York Region residents who attended the location below during the identified times may have been exposed to measles.

Imagine Cinemas – Promenade Mall
Movie Theatre 4 – Solo: A Star Wars Story – June 9, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
1 Promenade Circle, Thornhill, the City of Vaughan

This includes: concession stands, washrooms and the theatre lobby

Individuals who attended this location during the date and times listed above should check their immunization records or speak with their health care provider to confirm:

  • Two doses of the measles vaccine (MMR or MMRV) have been received

OR

  • They have documented measles immunity (e.g. previous laboratory confirmed measles infection)

Individuals who attended this location should watch for measles symptoms, typically appearing within 21 days of exposure (by June 30, 2018).

“Symptoms of measles include high fever, cough, runny nose, sore eyes or sensitivity to light, small spots with a white centre on the inside of the mouth and a red rash on the body,” said Dr. Karim Kurji, York Region’s Medical Officer of Health. “Anyone showing symptoms of measles should call their health care provider immediately and advise them they may have been exposed to the measles virus.”

Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads easily to those who are vulnerable or not immune. The best defence against measles is vaccination. Anyone who has not received two doses of the measles vaccine or has not had measles in the past is at risk.

Calling your health care provider/facility in advance of your visit will help reduce the risk of transmitting measles to others.

People who attended this location outside of this date and time period are not considered at risk for this measles exposure.

Adults born before 1970 may be at reduced risk as they are generally presumed to have acquired natural immunity to measles; however, some of these individuals may be susceptible to measles infection.

For more information about measles visit york.ca/health or contact York Region Public Health at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 73588. Regular business hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Outside these hours residents can call 1-905-953-6478.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 51,000 businesses with 620,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices

Media Contact

Patrick Kasebzarif, Community and Health Services, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 72160 Cell: 289-231-5684 patrick.kasebzarif@york.ca


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