Canada has experienced an increase in the frequency of measles cases this year, with instances being reported in more than half of the provinces and outbreaks currently ongoing in British Columbia and Ontario.
But the latest front in the war against the preventable, but highly contagious, virus could be Alberta. Several cases of measles were recently confirmed in the province's largest cities and alerts have been issued to those who may have been exposed while visiting an Edmonton grocery store and two Calgary bars.
Alberta Health Services confirmed three cases of measles on Thursday, bringing the number of confirmed residents who have contracted the virus up to nine in recent months.
Other cases have been reported in Ottawa, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island, among other places.
Concerning cases of measles outbreaks continue to be monitored in recent weeks, highlighted by confirmation that one British Columbia region had as many as 228 cases.
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