18 Confirmed Measles Cases, Updated list of Exposure Sites includes Royal Oak, Wixom, Farmington Hills and More

18 Confirmed Measles Cases, Updated list of Exposure Sites includes Royal Oak, Wixom, Farmington Hills and More

(Oakland County Health Division, Mar. 25, 2019)

Pontiac, Mich. – Below is the most recent measles outbreak information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Oakland County Health Division:

Confirmed cases and vaccinations given

18 total measles cases now confirmed in Oakland County since March 13.

970 measles vaccinations given in 3 days (March 22 – March 24).

Updated exposure dates and locations

If you were at the following locations on the dates and times listed below, you were at risk of being exposed to measles. Vaccination is available and effective within 72 hours of exposure. High-risk individuals can receive immune-globulin (Ig) treatment within 6 days of exposure. To view the full list of confirmed exposure locations, visit www.oakgov.com/health.

March 23

Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit: 24600 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

March 22

Aldi: 26300 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, 1:15 – 4:00 p.m.

Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit: 24600 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Berkley Urgent Care: 3270 Greenfield Rd, Berkley, Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Congregation Shomrey Emunah: 25451 Southfield Rd, Southfield, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

One Stop Kosher Food Market: 25155 Greenfield Rd., Southfield, Oak Park, 1:45 – 4:30 p.m.

March 21

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak – Emergency Department: 3601 W. 13 Mile Rd., 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Congregation Yagdil Torah: 17100 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 7:00 – 9:45 p.m.

Dorfman Funeral Home: 30440 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Dovid ben Nuchim: 14800 Lincoln St, Oak Park, 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Yeshiva Beth Yahuda: 15751 Lincoln Dr, Southfield, 8:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. – 12:45 a.m.

Ohr HaTorah Synagogue: 15150 W. 10 Mile Rd, Oak Park, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 2:45 – 5:30 p.m.

March 20

Aldi: 26300 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, All Day

Kollel Institute of Greater Detroit: 15230 Lincoln St., Oak Park, 8:20 – 11:20 a.m.

Meijer: 5150 Coolidge Hwy., Royal Oak, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Ohr HaTorah Synagogue: 15150 W. 10 Mile Rd, Oak Park, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

One Stop Kosher Food Market: 25155 Greenfield Rd., Southfield, Oak Park, Noon – 3:30 p.m.

Pointview Products: 46986 Liberty Dr., Wixom, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Yeshiva Beth Yahuda: 15751 Lincoln Dr, Southfield,10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Vaccination sites
Oakland County Health Division offices in Southfield and Pontiac are open Monday, 8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Health Division offices are not testing centers.

North Oakland Health Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 34 East, Pontiac

South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield

Other locations:

Tues. at Young Israel of Oak Park, 15140 W 10 Mile Rd., Oak Park, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wed. – Fri. at Young Israel of Oak Park, 15140 W 10 Mile Rd., Oak Park, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Contact your health care provider for measles vaccine availability.

Important points to remember:

Unvaccinated individuals need to get vaccinated within 72 hours of exposure. If you do not have documentation of two measles (MMR) vaccines from a doctor or Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR), unsure if you have been vaccinated, or unsure if you have had measles in the past, contact your healthcare provider or visit a location above to get vaccinated.

Immune Globulin (Ig) treatment is effective within 6 days of exposure for high-risk individuals including those who are unvaccinated or unsure about vaccination status, pregnant women and those with a weakened immune system due to illness and diseases like HIV, malnutrition, and/or medications.

If symptoms develop, do not visit your doctor or emergency room unless you call ahead so they can take precautions to prevent exposure to other individuals.

Stay home if you are sick and don’t allow visitors in your home as measles is highly contagious. The virus is spread by direct person-to-person contact, and through the air. It can live in the air for up to two hours where the infected person was present.

Watch for symptoms for 21 days after potential exposure. Call your preferred healthcare provider if symptoms develop and you believe you were exposed.

Measles is a serious disease that can make individuals very ill. Complications from measles can be severe and include: Pneumonia, Encephalitis (swelling of the brain), Ear infections (can result in permanent hearing loss), preterm birth and/or low birthweight babies in pregnant women.

Measles symptoms
Usually begin 7-14 days after exposure, but can appear up to 21 days after exposure and may include:

High fever (may spike to over 104˚F)

Cough

Runny nose

Red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis)

Tiny white spots on the inner cheeks, gums, and roof of the mouth (Koplik Spots) 2-3 days after symptoms begin

A rash that is red, raised, blotchy; usually starts on face, spreads to trunk, arms, and legs 3-5 days after symptoms begin

For more information

Visit www.oakgov.com/health for a full list of exposure sites and updated information.

Oakland County Health Division Nurse on Call: 800-848-5533, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or email noc@oakgov.com

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