Measles: If you were at any of the locations listed below on the dates shown you may have been exposed to measles.

By Staff

March 31, 2014,


There has been another outbreak of measles that has the capacity to impact people in Burlington.

Persons who have visited any of the following locations may have been exposed to measles:

Saturday, March 22, 2014:

The Queen’s Head (pub), 400 Brant Street, Burlington, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Sunday, March 23, 2014:

Milestones Restaurant, 1200 Brant Street, Burlington, 7 p.m. to midnight

Wednesday, March 25 – Friday, March 27, 2014:

Joseph Brant Hospital, 1230 North Shore Blvd., Burlington

March 25, 7 p.m. to March 26, 9:30 a.m.

March 26, 3:30 p.m. to midnight

March 27, 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Halton Region Health Department is following up individually with patients and individuals accompanying them who may have been exposed at Joseph Brant Hospital.

“Measles is preventable through immunization with two doses of measles vaccine,” stated Dr. Monir Taha, Halton Region Associate Medical Officer of Health. “Persons who have measles need to isolate themselves while they are ill and for four full days after the rash first appears. Always call ahead before going to a health care setting.”

Measles starts with cough, runny nose, red, watery eyes, and fever, and after about four days a rash begins on the face and moves down the body. There may be white spots inside the mouth. Measles spreads easily to persons who are not immune. Infants under one year of age, pregnant women, and persons with weakened immune systems can get very ill with measles. Complications of measles can include middle ear infections, pneumonia, croup, and inflammation of the brain. Learn more at

If you think you may have measles and need to see a doctor, you must call ahead to the doctor’s office, walk-in clinic, or emergency department. This will allow health care staff to give you a mask to wear when you arrive and take you straight to a room in which you can be isolated. In a doctor’s office you may be given the last appointment of the day.

For more information, dial 311 or call the Halton Region Health Department at 905-825-6000, toll-free 1-866-442-5866 or visit

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2 comments to Measles: If you were at any of the locations listed below on the dates shown you may have been exposed to measles.

  • Joan Turbitt

    Are the times still the same? I was there on Thur. briefly in the afternoon.

  • Pepper – thanks for posting our release – I made an error in the release and am wondering whether you could correct it on your site.

    This line:
    Wednesday, March 25 – Friday, March 27, 2014

    should read:
    Tuesday, March 25 – Thursday, March 27, 2014

    My apologies and many thanks,