The test results have come back negative on a probable case of measles in Greater Victoria.

A public warning was issued Monday morning about about a probable case of measles in the area, including the fact the person had visited a number of public places where people could possibly have been exposed.

Island Health announced the update Monday evening, reporting there is no risk to the community at this time.

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 Dee Hoyano, has also rescinded the instruction that unimmunized children at Selkirk Montessori School not attend school for 21 days.

Island Health says in a statement that they had to act quickly to prevent exposing and spreading a highly contagious virus. They appreciate the cooperation of everyone involved, and acknowledge any stress or inconvenience the earlier alert may have caused.

In a release, Island Health said they had to act quickly as preventative measures in order to contain spread of a potentially highly contagious serious illness.

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