Health officials on the northern tip of Michigan's North Peninsula are urging people to monitor the symptoms of measles after a young woman recently arrived in Ukraine has been confirmed as having the highly contagious disease.
According to the Grand Traverse County Health Department, the unvaccinated woman returned to northern Michigan with measles and officials would not be surprised if other cases were discovered. She could have exposed people in a shop, government office and health facilities in Traverse City from June 30 to July 4.
The department said there was no exhibition at the National Cherry Festival, which ended last weekend and attracts large crowds each summer in Traverse City.
The case is the 45th in Michigan this year. Most have been in the suburbs of Detroit. The number is the highest in 65 years in 1991.
Exhibits in Grand Traverse County include:
- Sunday June 30 from 5pm to 10pm: Walmart (2640 Crossing Cir., Traverse City)
- Monday, July 1 from 2 pm to 5 pm: Department of Social Services (701 S Elmwood, Traverse City)
- Tuesday, July 2 from 2:30 pm to 5 pm: Munson Family Practice (1400 Medical Campus Drive, Traverse City)
- Wednesday, July 3 from 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm: Munson Family Medical Practice (1400 Medical Campus Drive, Traverse City)
- Thursday, July 4th from 9:30 am to 12:15 pm: Munson Medical Center Emergency Room (1105 6th Street, Traverse City)
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