Measles exposure risk in Saskatoon

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has identified one confirmed case of measles in a Saskatoon resident that was acquired through international travel. The SHA is notifying the public of an exposure risk to the measles virus in Saskatoon. 

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Release, Saskatchewan Health Authority

Individuals who were at any of the following locations during these time periods should monitor for measles symptoms:

  • Sunday, January 7, 2024 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00
    • Reitman’s in Stonebridge 3011 Clarence Avenue S
    • Dollarama in Stonebridge 3011 Clarence Avenue S
    • Walmart in Stonebridge 3035 Clarence Avenue S
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2024 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30
    • 1st Floor Arts Building Café,9 Campus Drive (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Tuesday, January 16 from 7:00 a.m. to 09:30 a.m. at:
    • Royal University Hospital Adult Emergency waiting room

Symptoms of measles include:

  • fever,
  • cough,
  • runny nose,
  • red eyes,
  • fatigue,
  • irritability (feeling cranky or in a bad mood),
  • small, white spots (known as Koplik spots) inside the mouth and throat, and
  • red blotchy rash, which develops on the face and spreads down the body about three to seven days after symptoms begin and can last four to seven days.

What should you do if you have potentially been exposed?

 If you exhibit any of the above symptoms AND were at the above locations during the identified times, please don a mask and call Healthline 811 for directions. If you are in medical distress, present to emergency or call 911, AND identify that you may have been exposed to measles.

Exposure at Royal University Hospital Emergency: Those who were potentially exposed at RUH emergency may be eligible for pre-emptive treatment. So, for who have potentially been exposed at the RUH emergency room during the times noted above AND are born in 1964 or later AND have NOT received two doses of measles vaccine (measles-rubella (MR), measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and/or the measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV)), please attend a clinic at Northeast Health Centre (#108 - 407 Ludlow Street Saskatoon) on Saturday January 20, 2024 between 9:00 am and 3:45 pm or Sunday January 21, 2024 between 9:00 and 3:45 pm. This is a drop-in clinic and no appointment is required.

 View the full PSA on the Saskatchewan Health Authority website:

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