Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is asking residents to monitor for symptoms of measles following the risk of public exposure in Saskatoon over the past two weeks.

The SHA confirms that one case of measles has been identified in a Saskatoon resident, which was acquired through international travel.

Residents who were in Saskatoon at the following locations, during the specified times, are asked to monitor for measles symptoms.

Sunday, January 7, 2024, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at:

  • Reitman’s in Stonebridge 3011 Clarence Avenue S
  • Dollarama in Stonebridge 3011 Clarence Avenue S
  • Walmart in Stonebridge 3035 Clarence Avenue S

Tuesday, January 9, 2024, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at:

  • 1st Floor Arts Building Café,  9 Campus Drive (University of Saskatchewan)

Tuesday, January 16, 2024, from 7:00 a.m. to 09:30 a.m. at:

  • Royal University Hospital Adult Emergency waiting room

Symptoms of measles include:

  • fever,
  • cough,
  • runny nose,
  • red eyes,
  • fatigue,
  • irritability (feeling cranky or in a bad mood),
  • small, white spots (known as Koplik spots) inside the mouth and throat, and
  • red blotchy rash, which develops on the face and spreads down the body about three to seven days after symptoms begin and can last four to seven days.

You are asked to wear a mask and call Healthline at 8-1-1 for directions if you're experiencing symptoms of measles and were at any of the locations listed above.

Those in medical distress, are asked to visit an emergency room or call 9-1-1 and notify the attendant/operator that you may have been exposed to measles.

In a prepared release, the SHA said, "Those who were potentially exposed at Royal University Hospital Emergency (RUH) may be eligible for pre-emptive treatment. So, for who have potentially been exposed at the RUH emergency room during the times noted above AND are born in 1964 or later AND have NOT received two doses of measles vaccine (measles-rubella (MR), measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and/or the measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV)), please attend a clinic at Northeast Health Centre (#108 - 407 Ludlow Street Saskatoon) on Saturday January 20, 2024 between 9:00 am and 3:45 pm or Sunday January 21, 2024 between 9:00 and 3:45 pm. This is a drop-in clinic and no appointment is required."