A vial of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.
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A new measles case was reported in Quebec and confirmed on Tuesday by public health authorities.The ministry of Health and Social Services is reminding the public that it is important to ensure their measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccines are up to date.According to a press release published on Wednesday by the minister, there is no epidemiological link with another case.The person who contracted measles started showing symptoms on Aug. 1, and developed a rash three days later.Public health authorities have confirmed that the contagious period occurred between July 31 and Aug. 8.The individual in question would have spent time in public areas in Laval and Rosemère on Aug. 2. These places include the CIBC and RBC banks on Labelle Blvd. between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. as well as Avril Supermarché on Le Corbusier Blvd. in Laval between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.Babies, people with a weak immune system and pregnant women are vulnerable to complications if they have been exposed to the disease.The ministry invites individuals to communicate with Info-Santé 811.Related