It isn't enough that some are risking the health of other Canadians by refusing to vaccinate their kids against measles; now we're exporting the problem.
The Canadian Press reports a U.S. health officer has confirmed an American living across the border from Abbotsford, B.C., contracted the disease while on a B.C. visit.
The Fraser Health Authority declared an outbreak of measles earlier this month following a cluster of cases centred around an Abbotsford Christian school. As of last week, there were 228 confirmed cases, including a student who attends a post-secondary institution in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby.
Health officials blamed the outbreak on low rates of immunization among children from religious communities and schools.
The Washington state resident who contracted the disease is isolated at home, Greg Stern of the Whatcom County Health Department told CP. It was not revealed whether the patient was an adult or child.
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