SURREY, B.C. — College students at Fleetwood Park Secondary College in Surrey, B.C., are being informed to keep away from class if their measles immunization is just not updated.

The warning comes from the Fraser Well being authority in response to a attainable measles publicity on the faculty between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2.

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A letter posted on the varsity’s web site from the authority advises that college students or employees who have been born in 1970 or later won’t be allowed to return to the varsity till Nov 26 in the event that they haven’t been vaccinated towards measles.

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Those that have had one dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine will likely be allowed at college provided that they attend a free clinic Thursday or Friday to carry their immunization as much as the required two doses.

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The well being authority says all those that been vaccinated or who’ve had measles are protected towards the contagious virus that’s unfold via the air and, in its easiest type, causes rash, fever, pink eyes, cough and a runny nostril.

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Signs can begin from seven to 21 days after publicity and the well being authority’s letter says public well being officers must be alerted straight away if any measles signs develop throughout that interval.

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