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Measles scare at Surrey school

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Summary

Anyone born after 1970 and who has never received an MMR shot told to stay away from Fleetwood Park Secondary

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – Fraser Health says anyone who visited Fleetwood Park Secondary in Surrey on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday last week may have been exposed to measles.

The health authority refuses to say whether it was a student or staff member who was potentially contagious.

Anyone born after 1970 and who has never received an MMR shot is being told to stay away from the school until Nov. 26.

Staff and students who have had one dose of the vaccine should go to an immunization clinic at the school for a free booster today or tomorrow.

Symptoms of the measles can start between seven and 21 days after exposure. They include fever, rash, red eyes, cough, and a runny nose.

If you experience these symptoms, you should call Public Health at 604-507-5471 right away. You should also stay at home and stay away from anyone who might not be protected.

Fraser Health Letters