Fraser Health

Measles outbreak hits Chilliwack

Health authorities are sounding the alarm after confirming two cases of measles and identifying at least 100 suspected cases in the east Fraser Valley.

The most recent exposure occurred in a school in Chilliwack in a community with traditionally low immunization rates, said Dr. Victoria Lee, spokeswoman for the Fraser Health Authority.

“We are seeing immunization rates overall declining, and that is dramatically affecting outbreaks.

Denise Ryan reports

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