Checking in with VCH medical officer as measles on the rise globally

Checking in with VCH medical officer as measles on the rise globally

Measles is a highly contagious virus that can lead to serious health complications. Luckily, the virus can be kept in check with the use of vaccines, which are available to all Canadians and are a part of children's routine immunization schedules. Dr. Meena Dewar, medical health officer at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), said that measles is important right now as they are seeing a worldwide resurgence in measles transmission and infection rates. Dewar said this is mainly because of interruptions …