Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report – Week 18: May 2 to May 8, 2021
- In Canada, no new cases of measles or rubella were reported in week 18, 2021.
- Currently, there are no activeFootnote 1 cases of measles or rubella in Canada.
- No cases of measles and no cases of rubella have been reported in Canada in 2021.
- Canadians travelling outside of Canada are encouraged to consult the travel health notices for information on measles and rubella outbreaks occurring in other countries.
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
Date published: 2021-05-21
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During epidemiological week 18, 2021, no new cases of measles or rubella were reported in CanadaFootnote 2. To date in 2021, no cases of measles and no cases of rubella have been reported. The last case of measles was reported in February 2020. The last case of rubella was reported in December 2019. The last case of congenital rubella syndrome/infection was reported in September 2018.
Figure 1 - Text Equivalent
|Epidemiological Week of Rash Onset, 2021||Number of confirmed measles cases reported||Number of confirmed rubella cases reported||Number of confirmed congenital rubella syndrome/infection cases reported|
- There are no activeFootnote * cases of measles or rubella reported in Canada.
- Footnote *
Active measles cases are those in which the onset date of the case falls within 42 days of the end date of the epidemiological week of the reportFootnote 4. Active rubella cases are those in which the onset date of the case falls within 46 days of the end date of the epidemiological week of the reportFootnote 5.
Figure 2 - Text Equivalent
|Health Region||Measles Active Cases|
|Eastern Regional Integrated Health Authority||0|
|Central Regional Integrated Health Authority||0|
|Western Regional Integrated Health Authority||0|
|Labrador-Grenfell Regional Integrated Health Authority||0|
|Prince Edward Island||0|
|South Shore District Health Authority||0|
|South West Nova District Health Authority||0|
|Annapolis Valley District Health Authority||0|
|Colchester East Hants Health Authority||0|
|Cumberland Health Authority||0|
|Pictou County Health Authority||0|
|Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority||0|
|Cape Breton District Health Authority||0|
|Capital District Health Authority||0|
|Zone 1 (NB)||0|
|Zone 2 (NB)||0|
|Zone 3 (NB)||0|
|Zone 4 (NB)||0|
|Zone 5 (NB)||0|
|Zone 6 (NB)||0|
|Zone 7 (NB)||0|
|Québec et Chaudières-Appalaches||0|
|Montréal et Laval||0|
|Ontario Central East||0|
|Ontario Central West||0|
|Ontario North East||0|
|Ontario North West||0|
|Ontario South West||0|
|City of Toronto Health Unit||0|
|Winnipeg Regional Health Authority||0|
|Prairie Mountain Health||0|
|Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority||0|
|Northern Regional Health Authority||0|
The current global distribution of measles genotypes can be found on the WHO Measles Surveillance website.
- Footnote 1
Active measles cases are those in which the onset date of the case falls within 42 days of the end date of the epidemiological week of the report. Active rubella cases are those in which the onset date of the case falls within 46 days of the end date of the epidemiological week of the report.
- Footnote 2
Only cases with rash onset up to the indicated end date are included in this report. Any additional cases will be described in future reports.
- Footnote 3
Epidemiological week of birth is used for congenital rubella syndrome/infection cases.
- Footnote 4
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. Chapter 7: Measles. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/surv-manual/chpt07-measles.html. Page last reviewed: May 13, 2019.
- Footnote 5
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. Chapter 14: Rubella. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/surv-manual/chpt14-rubella.html. Page last reviewed: May 18, 2018.
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