No Confirmed Cases of Measles In Simcoe-Muskoka

Health Unit Says No Lab-Confirmed Instances of Disease Despite Reports From Orillia

Reports of a case of measles in Orillia may have just been being proactive.

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A daycare in Orillia sent notice to parents and the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit that one of the children going to the centre had contracted the measles. The Health Unit has looked into it and says it cannot confirm this is the case, that there have been no instances of the measles within Simcoe or Muskoka since 2014.

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The health unit says if there were any cases of the measles within its area, parents and family would be notified immediately.

Health Unit officials point out it has an excellent vaccination rate for measles within Simcoe Muskoka, adding in the five years before the vaccine was introduced in 1997, there were 593 measles cases in the area. In the 20 years since, there have been six cases.