Toronto Public Health declares measles outbreak over
Public health officials are asking people to ensure they're up-to-date with their vaccines. Two doses of a measles vaccine (MMR or MMRV) is required to fight infection of the virus. (CP24)
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:40PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:42PM EDT
Toronto Public Health says a measles outbreak that resulted in 10 confirmed cases of the disease over the last two months is now over.
The outbreak was first declared on Feb. 2 after public health officials became aware of four cases, including two cases involving children under the age of two.
During the course of the outbreak, Toronto Public Health held several immunization clinics across the city and waged a public relations campaign to warn parents about the dangers of not having their children vaccinated.
In a statement issued Tuesday afternoon, the agency confirmed that the outbreak is now over and thanked residents for their “support and assistance in preventing and controlling vaccine preventable diseases.”
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