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  • Measles (Red Measles, Rubeola)

    PDF/Print Version What is it? Measles is an infection caused by a virus. It occurs most often in the late winter and spring. Your child is more likely to develop measles if they have not been vaccinated or if they travel to other countries without being vaccinated. Signs and Symptoms? Common symptoms include: Fever that […]

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  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

    Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against some very serious infections. The Canadian Paediatric Society and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization strongly recommend routine immunization. The MMR vaccine is a three-in-one needle that protects against measles, mumps and rubella (German measles). The first dose should be given on or after the first […]

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  • Mumps

    PDF Printer Friendly Version What is it? Mumps is a disease caused by a virus which is rare due to the introduction of the vaccine in 1975. Usually occurs in school-aged children, although it can occur at any age. Signs and Symptoms? Mumps causes fever, aches and pains, headaches and swelling of the salivary glands […]

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