Victoria – Island Health has received lab reports from the latest suspected measles case and those results have come back negative. As a result, the potential exposure sites listed today are no longer considered exposure sites. They include Victoria Butterfly Gardens, Walmart Supercentre on Saanich Road, and Selkirk Montessori School.
Island Health Medical Health Officer, Dr. Dee Hoyano, has also rescinded the instruction that unimmunized children at Selkirk Montessori School not attend school for 21 days.
To contain spread of a potentially highly contagious serious illness, our Medical Health Officers had to act quickly as preventative measures after exposure are most effective within days of exposure. We appreciate the cooperation and assistance of everyone involved, and acknowledge the inconvenience and stress this may have caused for some.