Following one confirmed measles case at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth earlier this week, Public Health has proceeded with some additional measures to help prevent further spread of measles.
Nova Scotia Health Authority wishes to advise the public that the emergency department at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital will be closed due to a lack of physician coverage from 8 a.m. on Thursday through 8 a.m. on Friday.
The Emergency Department at the Glace Bay Hospital will be closed on Thursday, May 11 at 3 p.m.; reopening on Saturday, May 13 at 7 a.m. It will also be closed on Sunday, May 14 at 6 a.m.; reopening on Monday, May 15 at 7 a.m.
Exposure to measles has been confirmed at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside. This was following investigation of a single confirmed measles case, in which the person had been present at the facility.