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Published On: Fri, Apr 25th, 2014

Calgary reports eighth measles case of 2014 in Asian Buffet employee

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has confirmed a new case of measles in the Calgary Zone, and is advising the public of potential exposure locations. The newest case is an employee of the Asian Buffet restaurant and had no documentation of being immunized.

Public domain photo/John Fowler via Wikimedia Commons

Public domain photo/John Fowler via Wikimedia Commons

Health officials note that while the patient was infectious with measles, they visited several other local restaurants possibly exposing patrons.

The following Calgary and Banff area restaurants are affected: Asian Buffet – 9125 Bonaventure Drive S.E.., Calgary; Long’s Chinese Food – 1448 – 17 Ave S.W., Calgary; Castello Ristorante – 405 Spray Avenue, Banff and South Silk Road Chinese Restaurant – 823 – 14 St. N.W., Calgary. See AHS release with affected times.

AHS Medical Officer, Dr. Judy MacDonald said, “Patrons of any of those restaurants may have been exposed to measles.” For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page.

These individuals are advised to monitor themselves for symptoms of measles. If symptoms of measles do develop, these individuals are advised to stay home and call Health Link Alberta (1-866-408-5465) before visiting any health care facility or provider.

 

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