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May 3, 2024

Hamilton Public Health investigating confirmed cases of measles

Hamilton Public Health Services is investigating exposures locally related to four confirmed cases of measles in Hamilton residents. Hamilton Public Health Services has reached out to identified contacts who may have been exposed to the measles virus.

The public may have been exposed to the measles virus at several locations, including McMaster Children’s Hospital Corner Café (1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5) on April 30, 2024, from 9 – 10:15 a.m. The Corner Café is located on the second floor in the lobby – just inside the Main Street entrance. Individuals that think they may have been exposed, should call Public Health Services at 905-546-2489.

  • Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) sites, including McMaster Children’s Hospital, are safe places for care.
  • We have screening measures to identify and care for patients who may have been exposed to measles when they come to our emergency departments and in other clinical areas.
    • Anyone with a fever or cold symptoms or rash should wear a mask when entering the hospital.
    • Individuals at risk or those suspected of having measles may be asked to wear a mask and separated from other patients.
    • Anyone coming to the emergency department or an appointment will be asked about their measles vaccination status.
  • Patients should continue to attend their scheduled appointments at our sites. However, if you think you may have measles or been exposed, please contact your HHS care team before your appointment or scheduled procedure or test.
  • All individuals that think they may have been exposed to measles at any time should call Public Health Services at 905-546-2489 as soon as possible to speak with a public health nurse.
  • More information about measles, how to identify symptoms and risk factors, can be found on the City of Hamilton’s website.

Hamilton Public Health Services release –  https://www.hamilton.ca/city-council/news-notices/news-releases/hamilton-public-health-investigating-confirmed-cases

What is measles? Learn about symptoms and prevention from our health care experts at McMaster Children’s Hospital.

Measles FAQ for essential caregivers & patients with appointments (PDF)