Measles case turns up in NB

New Brunswick is reporting its first case of measles this week.

The acting chief medical officer of health, Dr. Jennifer Russell, told the Daily Gleaner she couldn’t be specific about the age of the person or where they live…just that the infection may be connected to the measles outbreak in Nova Scotia where over 20 people have been confirmed with it. It’s believed that outbreak is travel-related…connected to an airline flight.

She says New Brunswick has had a good response to people getting the MMR vacinne with about 90 per cent of school-age children getting it before they begin kindgarten.