Canada: Japanese tour group quarantined in hotel in Alberta over potential measles outbreak

Posted on October 20, 2013 • Filed under: Canada, Tourists ill, Travel Health

CBC reports that health officialsallowed a group of Japanese tourists quarantined over fears of a measles outbreak to leave their Banffhotel Tuesday. The group of 130 people, mostly Japanese high school students,is not a threat tothe public,said Dr. Judy MacDonald, a medical officer of health with the Calgary Health Region. “The Japanese tour group that we had assessed in Banff yesterday is having limited sightseeing today.None of the individuals have any symptoms that are consistent with measles and they pose no risk to the public,” she said. Read article

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