The First Case of Measles in 4 Years Confirmed at Quebec City
In an incident that has raised questions on the city’s healthcare facilities, a person in Quebec City has been diagnosed with measles. This is the first such case of measles in 4 years in the region.
The patient is a resident of Quebec City who had recently returned from a business trip to Asia. After declining conditions on returning, the adult was admitted to the Hotel-Dieu hospital’s emergency room while still contagious.
Measles is a highly contagious disease that can spread through coughing and sneezing. The health officials are trying their best to contain the contamination by running tests on every person that came in contact with the patient between May 24 and June 1.
Thankfully, 95% of the city’s population is vaccinated and there have been no signs that the virus has spread until now. The last such case was last reported way back in 2015.