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Measles outbreak

As of April 15, 2024 at 8:07 a.m., 44 confirmed cases of measles have been reported since the beginning of 2024:

  • Montréal: 17
  • Montérégie: 10
  • Laval: 5
  • Laurentides: less than 5
  • Mauricie et Centre-du-Québec: less than 5
  • Lanaudière: less than 5
  • Estrie: less than 5

The data on the number of confirmed measles cases in Québec is updated daily, from Monday to Friday.

General notice

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself against measles. Before booking an appointment for measles vaccination, verify if you are considered protected against measles.

Measles is present in the world, in particular in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In recent years, there have been large active measles outbreaks in several European countries and in some states in the United States. In 2023 et 2024, some cases of measles have been reported in several Canadian provinces, including in Québec.

For each measles case reported in Québec, a public health investigation is conducted in order to determine the source of the infection and to identify people who may have been exposed to the measles virus.

Preventive treatment of people exposed to the measles virus can limit the spread of the disease.

Places and dates of possible exposure to a case of measles

Since the beginning of 2024, cases of measles have been confirmed in Québec. This potentially serious disease is highly contagious. Certain places frequented by recent measles cases have been identified. People who were in the following places during the dates and times specified are considered contacts of a confirmed case of measles.

It is advisable to check these tables regularly, as the information may change according to the results of surveys. If you have been in one of the settings listed below, but this setting no longer appears in the list a few days later, you are no longer considered a contact of a confirmed case of measles.

The tables below are updated daily.
Last updated on April 15, 2024 at 11:08 a.m.

Montréal
Exposure sitesExposure dates and timesMonitor symptoms until
Clinique Mieux-Être
7600, boulevard Viau RP-336
Saint-Léonard (QC)  H1S 2P3
March 18, 2024 between 10:45 a.m. and 11:10 a.m.April 8, 2024
Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont – EmergencyMarch 22, 2024 between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.April 12, 2024
March 24, 2024 between 3:02 p.m. and 4:25 p.m.April 14, 2024
HDuroseau Care ClinicMarch 22, 2024 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.April 12, 2024
Jean Coutu Pharmacy
9021, boulevard Saint-Michel
Montréal (QC)  H1Z 3G3
March 22, 2024 between 1:20 p.m. and 4:10 p.m.April 12, 2024
Pharmaprix Pharmacy
3325, rue Jarry Est
Montréal (QC)  H1Z 2E5
March 24, 2024 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.April 14, 2024
CLSC de La Petite-PatrieMarch 26, 2024 (unknown hours)April 16, 2024
Hôpital de Lachine
650, 16e avenue
Lachine (QC)  H8S 3N5
March 23, 2024 between 8 p.m. and 10:05 p.m.April 13, 2024
March 27, 2024 between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.April 17, 2024
Turkish Airlines - Flight TK35 from Istanbul to MontréalApril 3, 2024 between 3:24 p.m. (Istanbul time) and 6 p.m. (Montréal time)April 24, 2024
Montréal-Trudeau International AirportApril 3, 2024 between 6 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.April 24, 2024
FMG-R Cité Médicale VillerayApril 5, 2024 between 11:15 a.m. and 1:50 p.m.April 26, 2024
Hôpital Jean-Talon – EmergencyApril 5, 2024 between 12:15 p.m. and 3:20 p.m.April 26, 2024
CHUM – EmergencyApril 7, 2024 between 10:48 a.m. and 1:12 p.m.April 28, 2024
Laval
Exposure sitesExposure dates and timesMonitor symptoms until

Isolation Multi Services
2610, Montée St-François
Laval

March 18, 2024 between 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

April 8, 2024

March 22, 2024 between 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

April 12, 2024

Médi-Centre Chomedey Clinic
610, boulevard Curé-Labelle
Laval

March 24, 2024 between 12:10 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

April 14, 2024

UQAM, Laval Campus
475, boulevard de l'Avenir
Laval (QC)  H7N 5H9
March 18, 2024 between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.April 8, 2024
Lanaudière
Exposure sitesExposure dates and timesMonitor symptoms until
Pharmacie Brunet Audrey Trotier-Rivest & Luc Archambault Pharmacy
1515, route 125
Sainte-Julienne (QC)  J0K 2T0
March 30, 2024 between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.April 20, 2024
Centre hospitalier de Lanaudière
1000, boulevard Sainte-Anne
Saint-Charles-Borromée (QC)  J6E 6J2
March 30, 2024 between 10:07 a.m. and 12:37 p.m.April 20, 2024
April 1, 2024 between 8:16 a.m. and 14:30 p.m.April 22, 2024
April 3, 2024 in the morningApril 24, 2024
Laurentides
Exposure sitesExposure dates and timesMonitor symptoms until
Leblanc + Savaria Medical Clinic
Blainville
March 19, 2024 between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.April 9, 2024
March 20, 2024 between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.April 10, 2024
March 31, 2024 between 11:35 a.m. and 13 p.m.April 21, 2024
Centre d'études professionnelles Saint-Jérôme Professional Learning Centre

March 18, 2024 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

April 8, 2024

March 22, 2024 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

April 12, 2024

Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec
Exposure sitesExposure dates and timesMonitor symptoms until
Plus Restaurant Bar
192, boulevard des Bois-Francs Sud
Victoriaville (QC)  G6P 4S7
March 30, 2024 between 7:20 p.m. and 11 p.m.April 20, 2024
Hôtel-Dieu d’Arthabaska – Emergency
5, rue des Hospitalières
Victoriaville (QC)  G6P 6N2
March 31, 2024 between 1:31 p.m. and 2:35 p.m.April 21, 2024
Montérégie
Exposure sitesExposure dates and timesMonitor symptoms until
Hôpital Honoré-MercierMarch 25, 2024 between 11:45 a.m. and 9:01 p.m.April 15, 2024
April 5, 2024 between 4:45 p.m. and 9 p.m.April 26, 2024
Tim Hortons
6270, boulevard Laurier O
Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)  J2S 9A4

March 22, 2024 between noon and 2:15 p.m

April 12, 2024

March 23, 2024 between noon and 3:30 p.m

April 13, 2024
Remorquage St-Hyacinthe Towing
625, boulevard Laurier
Saint-Madeleine (QC)  J0H 1S0
March 22, 2024 (hours to be validated)April 12, 2024
March 23, 2024 (hours to be validated)April 13, 2024
March 30, 2024 between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.April 20, 2024
March 31, 2024 between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.April 21, 2024
April 1, 2024 between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.April 22, 2024
April 2, 2024 between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.April 23, 2024
April 3, 2024 between 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.April 24, 2024
April 4, 2024April 25, 2024
Centre dentaire Dre Audrey Caron Dental Centre
881, boulevard Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Mercier (QC)  J6R 2K8

March 26, 2024 between 9:45 a.m. and 1 p.m.

April 16, 2024
ChiroCandiac Medical Clinic
200, rue de la Sarcelle, suite 200
Candiac (QC)  J5R 0V4
March 21, 2024 between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.April 11, 2024
Soudure ARC Brosseau Inc.
973, boulevard d'Iberville
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC)  J2X 4A8
March 25, 2024 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.April 15, 2024
Winners
500, boulevard Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier
Beloeil (QC)  J3G 4H9
March 25, 2024 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.April 15, 2024
March 26, 2024 between 12:30 p.m and 9:30 p.m.April 16, 2024
March 27, 2024 between 12:30 p.m and 9:30 p.m.April 17, 2024
March 28, 2024 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.April 18, 2024
March 29, 2024 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.April 19, 2024
IGA
3000, boulevard Laframboise
Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)  J2S 4Z4
March 28, 2024 between 4 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.April 18, 2024
Jean Coutu Pharmacy
970, boulevard Casavant O
Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)  J2S 8T8
March 26, 2024 between 10:15 a.m and 12:30 p.m.April 16, 2024
New Look
5925, rue Martineau
Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)  J2R 2H6
March 26, 2024 between 9:45 a.m and noonApril 16, 2024
Mondou
3255, boulevard Laframboise
Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)  J2S 4Z6
March 28, 2024 between 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.April 18, 2024
Les Cliniques Somnos Clinic
264, boulevard Saint-Luc, bureau 300
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC)  J2W 1C3
March 28, 2024 between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.mApril 18, 2024
Subway
341, boulevard du Séminaire
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC)  J3B 8C5
March 26, 2024 between 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.April 16, 2024
Rona Iberville
85, rue Conrad-Gosselin
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC)  J2X 0A1
March 26, 2024 between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.April 16, 2024
Praxis Private Medical Clinic
264, boulevard Saint-Luc
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC)  J2W 1C3
March 28, 2024 between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.April 18, 2024
FMG-R Le Trait d'Union
56, boulevard Marie-Victorin
Delson (QC)  J5B 1A9
April 5, 2024 between 5:45 p.m. and 9:35 p.m.April 26, 2024
A&W Delson
56, route 132
Delson (QC)  J5B 0A1
April 2, 2024 between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.April 23, 2024
Aréna André-Richard Arena
866, boulevard Cadieux
Beauharnois (QC)  J6N 2G2
April 3, 2024 between 7 p.m. and midnightApril 24, 2024
Automobile en direct
360, route 132
Saint-Constant (QC)  J5A 1M3
April 2, 2024 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.April 23, 2024
April 3, 2024 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.April 24, 2024
Subway Saint-Césaire
2, Route 112, #2017
Saint-Césaire (QC)  J0L 1T0
April 3, 2024 between 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.April 24, 2024
Tim hortons Saint-Césaire
2030, Route 112
Saint-Césaire (QC)  J0L 1T0
April 3, 2024 between 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.April 24, 2024
Walmart Saint-Hyacinthe
5950, rue Martineau
Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)  J2R 2H6
April 5, 2024 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.April 26, 2024
Pharmacie Joanie Richard Pharmacy – Walmart
5950, rue Martineau
Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)  J2R 2H6
April 5, 2024 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.April 26, 2024
Dollarama Saint-Hyacinthe
5986, rue Martineau, #5974
Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)  J2R 2H6
April 5, 2024 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.April 26, 2024
Galeries Saint-Hyacinthe Shopping Mall
3200, boulevard Laframboise
Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)  J2S 4Z5
April 4, 2024 between 12 h 50 and 16 h 50April 25, 2024
Tax Clinic, Galeries Saint-Hyacinthe
3200, boulevard Laframboise
Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)  J2S 4Z5
April 4, 2024 between 1:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.April 25, 2024
Services Québec de Saint-Hyacinthe Office
3200, boulevard Laframboise
Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)  J2S 4Z5
April 4, 2024 between 2:30 p.m. and 4:50 p.m.April 25, 2024
Le Zaricot
1460 Rue des Cascades
Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)  J2S 3H5
April 3, 2024 between 6:40 p.m. and 12:10 a.m.April 24, 2024
Dame Tartine
1605, rue Saint-Antoine
Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)  J2S 3L3
April 5, 2024 between 12 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.April 26, 2024
Club Coiffure Saint-Hyacinthe
1382, boulevard Choquette
Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)  J2S 2L2
April 5, 2024 between 3:15 p.m. and 6 p.m.April 26, 2024
Rôtisserie Excellence
1300, boulevard Choquette
Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)  J2S 6G1
April 5, 2024 between 4:10 p.m. and 6:40 p.m.April 26, 2024
Saint-Hyacinthe urban transportation, bus 56/57April 4, 2024 between 12:10 p.m. and 2:50 p.m.April 25, 2024
April 4, 2024 between 2:50 p.m. and 5:20 p.m.April 25, 2024
April 3, 2024 between 5:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.April 24, 2024
April 3, 2024 between 7 p.m. and 9:20 p.m.April 24, 2024
Les Taxis Maska : Saint-HyacintheApril 3, 2024 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:40 p.m.April 24, 2024
April 3, 2024 between 10:10 p.m. and 12:20 a.m.April 24, 2024
Polyvalente Hyacinthe-Delorme Secondary School
2700, avenue T.-D.-Bouchard
Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)  J2S 7G2
April 5, 2024 between 2:15 p.m. and 5 p.m.April 26, 2024
Estrie
Exposure sitesExposure dates and timesMonitor symptoms until
L’Œufrier
109, boulevard du Carrefour, local #100
Bromont (QC)  J2L 3L1
March 19, 2024 between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.April 9, 2024
Hart
100, rue Saint-Jude N
Granby (QC)  J2J 2L5
March 19, 2024 between noon and 2:30 p.m.April 9, 2024
Strom spa nordique Sherbrooke
1705, rue Roy
Sherbrooke (QC)  J1K 2X5

March 22, 2024 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

April 12, 2024
Hôpital de Granby
205, boulevard Leclerc O
Granby (QC)  J2G 1T7
March 26, 2024 between 12:25 p.m. and 4:20 p.m.April 16, 2024
Imagix Granby
66, rue Court, bureau 100
Granby (QC)  J2G 4Y5

March 25, 2024 between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

April 15, 2024
Pharmacie Familiprix Pharmacy
215, boulevard Montcalm, suite 100
Granby (QC)  J2G 5C2

March 24, 2024 between 9:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

April 14, 2024
PolyClinique du Quartier
215, boulevard Montcalm
Granby (QC)  J2G 5C2

March 24, 2024 between 8 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

April 14, 2024
SOS Dépannage
327, rue Matton
Granby (QC)  J2G 7R1

March 20, 2024 between noon and 3 p.m.

April 10, 2024
Super C
120, rue Saint-Jude N
Granby (QC)  J2J 2L5

March 20, 2024 between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

April 10, 2024
Halte routière Magog Rest Area
2911, chemin Milletta
Magog (QC)  J1X 0R4

March 22, 2024 between 2:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.

April 12, 2024
Dollarama
100, rue Saint-Jude N
Granby (QC)  J2J 2L5

March 19, 2024 between 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

April 9, 2024
Coco Frutti Windsor Restaurant
3, rue Saint-Georges
Windsor (QC)  J1S 1J2
March 31, 2024 between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.April 21, 2024
Winners Sherbrooke
3050, boulevard de Portland, unité M01a
Sherbrooke (QC)  J1L 1K1
April 3, 2024 between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.April 24, 2024
Wotton Town Hall
396, rue Mgr-L’Heureux
Wotton (QC)  J0A 1N0
April 4, 2024 between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.April 25, 2024
Costco Wholesale – Sherbrooke Warehouse
3800, boulevard de Monseigneur-Fortier
Sherbrooke (QC)  J1L 0C8
April 1, 2024 between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.April 22, 2024
CHUS Hôtel-Dieu – EmergencyApril 4, 2024 between 6:19 p.m. and 7:19 p.m.April 25, 2024
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Exposure sitesExposure dates and timesMonitor symptoms until

Delta Hotels by Marriott Saguenay Conference Centre
2675, boulevard du Royaume
Jonquière (QC)  G7S 6B8

March 21, 2024 between midnight and 8:20 a.m.April 11, 2024

McDonald’s Jonquière
2683, boulevard du Royaume
Jonquière (QC)  G7S 5B8

March 21, 2024 between 6:30 a.m. and 8:20 a.m.April 11, 2024
Capitale-Nationale
Exposure sitesExposure dates and timesMonitor symptoms until
Lavoie Technique
7, rue de la Tannerie
Baie-Saint-Paul (QC)  G3Z 1K8
March 21, 2024 between 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.April 11, 2024
Du Soleil à la lune Early Childhood Centre
45, chemin de la Traverse
Isle-aux-Coudres (QC)  G0A 3J0
March 21, 2024 between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.April 11, 2024
L’Étale – Restaurant & Microbrasserie
3414, chemin des Coudriers
L’Isle-aux-Coudres (QC)  G0A 1X0
March 21, 2024 between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.April 11, 2024
Joe Smoked Meat
54, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Baie-Saint-Paul (QC)  G3Z 1L9
March 21, 2024 between 8 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.April 11, 2024
Auberge La Grande Maison
160, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Baie-Saint-Paul (QC)  G3Z 1N3
March 21, 2024 between 9:20 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.April 11, 2024
March 22, 2024 between midnight and 10:50 a.m.April 12, 2024
McDonald’s
1010, boulevard Monseigneur-de Laval
Baie-Saint-Paul (QC)  G3Z 2W2
March 22, 2024 between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.April 12, 2024

People at risk

Some people have a higher risk of complications if they catch measles. In case of exposure to the measles virus, these people should contact Info-Santé 811 as soon as possible to be evaluated and receive preventive treatment if necessary. Preventive treatment consists of an injection of antibodies that must be administered within 7 days following the exposure.

People at risk of complications are:

  • Babies under one year old
  • People with a weakened immune system
  • Pregnant people who are not adequately vaccinated against measles

People who are considered protected

People considered protected against measles are:

  • People born before 1970
  • People who have serology showing antibodies to measles
  • People who have a medical certificate confirming that they had measles before January 1, 1996
  • People who have written evidence of vaccination against measles

There are several measles vaccines. The list of trade names of measles vaccines This hyperlink will open in a new window. (in French only) can help you identify them in your proof of vaccination.

The number of doses required to consider people protected varies:

  • 2 doses:
    • People born in 1980 or later
    • People born between 1970 and 1979 who are trainees in the healthcare sector, health care workers, military recruits or who planning to travel outside Canada
  • 1 dose:
    • People born between 1970 and 1979 who are not trainees in the healthcare sector, health workers or military recruits and who do not plan to travel outside Canada
    • Pregnant people born between 1970 and 1979 who received only 1 dose of vaccine against measles should receive Immunoglobulins following significant exposure to measles

If you are not considered protected, you can book an appointment to receive the vaccine on the website Clic Santé This hyperlink will open in a new window. or by calling 1-877-644-4545. Measles vaccination is available at local service points in many regions of Québec.

General notice

For information on vaccination status, please contact your CLSC, local point of service or call 1-877-644-4545.

Measures to be taken for exposed persons

If you are protected against measles, it is highly unlikely that you will contract the disease. As a precautionary measure, we recommend that you watch for the onset of measles symptoms until the date corresponding to your situation (see the section Places and dates of possible exposure to a case of measles).

If you are not protected against measles, it is recommended that you:

  • isolate yourself at home from the 5th day following your first exposure to measles until the 14th day inclusive after your last exposure. (You are not contagious during the first 4 days following the first exposure);

    For example, if you were exposed on March 4 and March 10, you should isolate from March 9 to March 24 inclusive.
  • get vaccinated. A vaccine or injection of antibodies against the disease may be recommended;
  • watch for the onset of symptoms until the date corresponding to your situation (see the section on Places and dates of possible exposure to a case of measles).

To learn more about the symptoms of measles and what to do in the event of symptoms, visit the page Measles.

Injection of antibodies provides immediate protection if given within seven days of contact with a contagious person. It may be recommended for people at risk.

The vaccine is intended for people aged 6 months and over who are not considered protected against measles and who have been in contact with a contagious person. It can be effective in preventing the disease if given within 72 hours of contact.

You may be able to lift your isolation if you receive a dose of vaccine that leads you to be considered protected against measles.

If you are a healthcare worker, notify your health office or employer. Special circumstances may apply to your situation.

If you attend school, you will receive instructions specific to your situation.

In certain situations, if you are among the at-risk individuals, you may be contacted by the Direction de santé publique of your region for further details on the recommendations to follow.

To receive the vaccine, you can book an appointment on the website Clic Santé This hyperlink will open in a new window. or by calling 1-877-644-4545. Measles vaccination is available at local service points in many regions of Québec.

People in contact with exposed people do not need to isolate or restrict their contacts.

Learn more about measles

Resources published by Gouvernement du Québec

Last update: April 15, 2024

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