Suspected case of measles detected at another B.C. school


Another post-secondary institute is reporting a suspected case of the measles, as the virus continues to make its way through B.C.’s Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland.

The University of the Fraser Valley posted a notice online on Thursday warning students they may have been exposed to the virus if they were on campus on March 13th or 14th.

Health officials are now checking on up to 100 possible cases of the virus throughout the Eastern Fraser Valley.

“We believe that it’s partially because individuals who we asked to isolate and stay at home are not following our recommendations and are out and about in the community,” said Dr. Lisa Mu, a medical health officer with the Fraser Health Authority.

Symptoms of measles include fever, cough, runny nose, and red and inflamed eyes, followed by a rash three to seven days later. Children under the age of five are the most susceptible to the virus.

Students at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, in Burnaby, were exposed to measles two weeks ago with one student diagnosed with the illness.

As a precaution, BCIT restricted access to the J.W. Inglis building, where students had been exposed to the virus. Only students who had received a measles vaccine, or already had a case of the virus or were over the age of 34, were allowed to access the building.

The outbreak has been traced back to Mount Cheam, a Christian school in Chilliwack, where two unimmunized children contracted the virus. The region has historically had a low-immunization rate due to religious beliefs.

“Unfortunately we also do have to fight some of the messages on the internet which talk about harms associated with immunization. They are not based in science,” said Dr. Patricia Daly, vice president of Public Health with Vancouver Coastal Health.

To help concerned citizens, the Fraser Health Authority has been operating several vaccination clinics this week and will look to add more in the coming days.

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CHILLIWACK (NEWS1130) – The measles outbreak in the Fraser Valley is now into its third week, and while clinics set up across the region to contain it have been busy, there seem to be some problems at ground zero.

Most of the people linked to the Chilliwack school where it started still haven’t been vaccinated.



Female paedophile, 21, is jailed for two years after she had sex with an eight-year-old boy 50 times, starting when she was 16

A female paedophile has been jailed for having sex with an eight-year-old boy more than fifty times.

Loren Morris, 21, was 16 when she first slept with the schoolboy, who cannot be identified, and continued until he was ten years old.

Morris, who has a child of her own, would have regular intercourse with the boy, now 14, and was only found out after he was overheard bragging about it at school.

A judge today gave Morris a two-year prison sentence at Worcester Crown Court, following a trial last month where she was convicted of three counts of sexual intercourse with a child under 16.

She could be seen smiling and smoking outside the court today as she awaited her sentence.

The judge in the case told Morris that he would be lenient with the sentence – which will see her released from jail after one year – because she ‘realised it was wrong’ and stopped having sex with the boy.

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