There have been 12 cases of measles in Ontario since January 2014. Some of these involve people from the Greater Toronto Area who travelled to South East Asia or Europe. Others did not travel but got sick with measles after coming into contact with people who did.
If you or your children have not yet been vaccinated against measles, we strongly urge you to consider doing so. Measles poses significant health risks to very young children, people with chronic illnesses and pregnant women who have not been immunized. We have heard that on average, a person with measles can infect 15 other people, compared to a person with the flu who infects on average 2 other people. Complications of measles can include death.
We have included the most up-to-date information about measles and the measles vaccine with this letter. If you believe you or your children have been exposed to measles, please call us immediately at (416) 231?7070. If you need to be vaccinated, please book an appointment. We can answer your questions and provide the care that you need, including give vaccinations.
Dr. Shannon Cohane
Dr. Tracy Lappa-Walker
Dr. Itamar Tamari
Cristina Hermenegildo, NP-PHC
Crystal Lawrence, NP-PHC
Shelley Walkerley, NP-PHC, Ph.D
Yulia Chayka, RN
For more information about measles, please visit this City of Toronto website site