Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 13, 2018: March 25 to March 31, 2018
- In Canada, no new cases of measles or rubella were reported in week 13, 2018.
- Four cases of measles and no cases of rubella have been reported in Canada in 2018.
- Globally, there are large measles outbreaks reported in Europe which have affected a large number of countries. Canadians travelling to Europe are invited to consult the travel health notice for more information.
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During epidemiological week 13, 2018 no new confirmed cases of measles were reported in Canada1. To date in 2018, a total of four cases have been reported, all imported from India. No secondary cases have resulted from these importations.
It has been 109 epidemiological weeks since the last rubella case was reported and two epidemiological weeks since the last measles case was reported.
Figure 1: Number of cases of measles (n=4) and rubella (n=0), by week of rash onset, as reported to the Canadian Measles/ Rubella Surveillance System (CMRSS) and Measles and Rubella Surveillance System (MARS), for the period ending March 31, 2018.
Figure 1 - Long Description
|Epidemiological Week of Rash Onset, 2018||Number of confirmed measles cases reported||Number of confirmed rubella cases reported|
|Missing Rash Onset||0||0|
There is currently no activeNote * cases of measles reported in Canada.
There are no reported active cases of rubella in Canada.
In 2018, four cases of measles have been genotyped and the genotypes were D8 (n= 4) (Figure 2).
Cumulatively, there have been 4 genotype D8 viruses imported from India in 2018, all with distinct measles N450 sequences.
Figure 2: Distribution of measles genotypes detected in 2018 (n=4) by weekFigure 2 - Note † of rash onset.
Figure 2 - Long Description
|Epi week||B3||B3 - Harare||D4||D8||D8 - Taunton||D9||H1||Total|
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