Travel related measles confirmed in Oakland County

PONTIAC (WJRT) -- 3/13/2019 -- The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Oakland County Health Division have confirmed a case of travel related measles in Oakland County.

According to a release, the exposure came from an individual visiting from Israel following a stay in New York.

Individuals may have been exposed to measles at the following locations:

• Lincoln Liquor & Rx at 25901 Coolidge Highway in Oak Park on Friday, March 8, from 12:20 to 2:45 p.m.
• Jerusalem Pizza at 26025 Greenfield Road in Southfield on Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Potential exposures may have also occurred daily from March 6 through March 13 at the following locations:

• One Stop Kosher Market at 25155 Greenfield Road in Southfield
• Ahavas Olam Torah Center at 15620 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield
• Congregation Yagdil Torah at 17100 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield
• Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit at 24600 Greenfield Road in Oak Park
• Kollel Institute of Greater Detroit at 15230 Lincoln Street in Oak Park

According to the MDHHS, additional sites of exposure may be identified as more information becomes available.

The Measles Vaccine, prophylaxis, is effective within 72 hours of exposure. In addition, Immune Globulin (Ig) treatment is effective within 6 days of exposure for high-risk individuals.

Those who may have been exposed are advised to watch for symptoms 21 days after exposure.

Symptoms of measles 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