Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Measles Confirmed on Recent Air Canada Flight from Zurich to Toronto

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Measles Confirmed on Recent Air Canada Flight from Zurich to Toronto

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Measles confirmed on Zurich-Toronto flight

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TORONTO - Public health officials are investigating after they confirmed a passenger on a flight from Switzerland to Toronto had the measles.

Toronto Public Health says it's confirmed a case of the measles in a passenger travelling on an Air Canada flight from Zurich to Toronto on Tuesday, March 6.

This is the second such incident in less than a month: public health officials confirmed a case of measles in an infant on a Feb. 12 Air Canada flight, also from Zurich to Toronto.

That two cases of measles would surface in less than a month is unusual, says Rita Shahin, associate medical officer of health for Toronto Public Health. But she doesn't think it's cause for concern.

"They're rare cases when we have an imported case of measles," she says. …

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