03/15/2014 02:54 EDT | Updated 05/16/2014 05:59 EDT

B.C. Measles Outbreak: Case Confirmed At Burnaby BCIT Campus

BURNABY, B.C. - Fraser Health is confirming a student from BCIT in Burnaby has been infected by a measles outbreak in Chilliwack.

The health authority is working with the school to alert students who may have come in contact with this person.

Students who attended classes in building NE1 of the BCIT campus on March 6 or 7 may return to school on March 17 if they have two documented doses of MMR vaccine, if they are born before 1970 or if they had measles in the past.

Fraser Health is urging those who have symptoms of measles to isolate themselves at home.

Measles spreads through the air when an infected person breathes, coughs or sneezes.

The virus can survive in small droplets in the air for several hours.

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