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News release: June 16, 2023

Peel Public Health investigating a confirmed case of measles

Brampton, ON. (June 16, 2023) – Peel Public Health (PPH) is investigating one lab-confirmed, locally acquired case of measles in a child without a link to another case and no travel history.

Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads easily to those who are not immunized or have not previously had measles. Infants under one year of age, unimmunized pregnant individuals, and people with weakened immune systems are at increased risk of complications. All Ontarians are eligible for two publicly funded doses of the MMR vaccine based on the healthcare provider’s clinical judgment and the needs of the patient.

PPH is reaching out to known contacts who may have been exposed to the measles virus. The public may have been exposed at the following locations:

Measles symptoms begin 7-21 days after infection and may include:

PPH advises anyone who believes they may have been exposed to the measles virus to do the following:

Media contact

Jason Ritchie
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel

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In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.