Measles - Statistics and Incidence Rate

Measles (also known as rubeola or red measles) is a virus that is transmitted person-to-person through direct contact, through the air or through touching objects infected with mucus or saliva from a person with measles. Measles can spread from person-to-person very easily.

Initial symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Red rash

In severe cases, measles can cause ear or lung infections, inflammation of the brain, or death.

Measles in Niagara

  • Monitoring as far back as 2006, and up to the end of 2014, there had been no reported cases in Niagara. However, a recent outbreak at the beginning of 2015 resulted in a cluster of six cases.

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Probable and confirmed cases reported.
Sources: Integrated Public Health Information System [2006-2015], extracted March 31, 2016 by Niagara Region Public Health


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