Please get the word out that there will be no garbage pickup today, Tuesday December 3. We will try to get it all tomorrow instead. Snow removal is our first priority.
There has been a confirmed case of measles in Magrath. The date of exposure appears to have been Sunday, November 17th, 2013.
If you have not had measles (red measles) or have not been vaccinated against measles, there is a possibility that you or members of your family may develop this disease.
As you are aware there is a current measles outbreak in the Lethbridge area. To date there have been 41 confirmed cases. This is the first case in the Magrath area as far as we know.
Measles is an illness caused by a virus that is spread easily through the air, and is very contagious to persons who have not had the disease in the past or have not been vaccinated. Measles tends to be more severe in infants, young children and adults.
People who have not been vaccinated, or who have not previously had measles, can develop disease within 7 to 21 days of exposure to a contagious case.
PLEASE WATCH FOR ILLNESS:
If you develop any of the symptoms listed below, before you visit a medical clinic or hospital, call a Health Link Alberta nurse at 1-866-408-5465 or call your local physician.
This will help reduce the potential risk of spreading the disease to others.
Symptoms of Measles - ALL of the following:
• Fever of 38.3° C (100° F) or higher.
• Cough, runny nose or red eyes.
• Red blotchy rash appears 3 to 7 days after the fever starts, beginning behind the ears and on the face and spreading down to the body and then to the arms and legs.
Please note that this Council Meeting will start at 7 pm instead of 6 pm.