According to Interior Health, the first and only current case of measles has been discovered.

The case of infection has been confirmed in the Interior Health region, in 100 Mile House.

In a release made by Interior Health, medical health officers believe the infection was contracted outside of the province and it is currently not being linked to existing cases on the B.C. coast.

Interior Health is following up with individuals who have been in contact with the patient to determine immunization status and offering post-exposure protection if necessary.

If you were at any of the following locations during these times, Interior Health believes you may have been exposed to measles and could be eligible for post-exposure treatment:

• Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 – Tim Hortons, 100 Mile House, 4-6:30 p.m.
• Friday, March 1, 2019 – Spruce Hills Resort, 108 Mile Ranch, 7-11 p.m.
• Saturday, March 2, 2019 – Interlakes Market and Canco, Lone Butte, 5-7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, March 2, 2019 – Interlakes Regional Library, Lone Butte, 5:30-8:15 p.m.
• Sunday, March 3, 2019 – Smitty’s Restaurant, 100 Mile House, 2:30-6 p.m.
• Sunday, March 3, 2019 – Spruce Hills Resort, 108 Mile Ranch, 4:15-7:30 p.m.

It is suggested that you call 1-855-549-6364 to speak with a  nurse who will review your vaccine history, determine your immunity to measles, and arrange for post-exposure prophylaxis if eligible.

While Interior Health is wanting to assure the public that risk to the public is considered low, anyone who is concerned about exposure to measles should watch for symptoms of measles. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, and red and inflamed eyes, and are usually followed by a rash which may last for at least three days.