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Measles scare in Elliot Lake false alarm

It turns out it was a false alarm.  Algoma Public Health says a child thought to have measles in Elliot Lake does not have the virus.  The health unit’s acting medical officer of health says the child had a temperature and rash but it wasn’t measles.  Dr. Penny Sutcliffe adds the child was immunized for measles in the fall and says we might never know what caused the illness.  The measles incident prompted an advisory from the health that people at the E. R. in Elliot Lake during four days in February should check to make sure they weren’t infected.  However because the child was not contagious, the advisory no longer applies.

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