(FOX 2) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Oakland County Health Division have confirmed a case of measles related to a trip from Israel as a result of a stay in New York.
People 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 pm.
- Jerusalem Pizza at 26025 Greenfield Road in Southfield on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th March from 11.30am to 2.30pm.
Potential shows may also have taken place every day from March 6 to 13 at the following locations:
- A 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 Grand Detroit at 24600 Greenfield Road in Oak Park
- Kollel Institute of Grand Detroit at 15230 Lincoln Street in Oak Park
Additional sites of potential exposure can be identified as more and more information becomes available.
Measles is a vaccine-preventable disease that is transmitted through direct person-to-person contact and by air by a contagious person who sneezes or coughs.
The virus can live up to two hours in the air where the infected person coughs or sneezes. The symptoms of measles usually begin 7 to 14 days after exposure, but may appear until 21 days after exposure. They can include:
High fever (may reach more than 104 ° F)
Red and watery eyes (conjunctivitis)
Tiny white spots on the inner cheeks, gums and roof of the mouth (Koplik points) 2-3 days after the onset of symptoms.
A rash that is red, raised, stained; usually starts on the face, spreads to the trunk, arms and legs 3 to 5 days after the onset of symptoms.
The Prophylaxis vaccine is effective within 72 hours of exposure and immunoglobulin (Ig) therapy within 6 days of exposure for those at high risk.
Talk to your preferred health care provider to determine if Ig is right for you and if it is available. People at high risk include pregnant women and immunocompromised people (whose immune systems are weakened by diseases such as diabetes or HIV, malnutrition and / or drugs).
People born in 1957 or earlier are considered immune.
People at high risk include pregnant women and immunocompromised people (whose immune systems are weakened by diseases such as diabetes or HIV, malnutrition and / or drugs).
"Measles is a very contagious respiratory infection." said Dr. Russell Faust, medical director of the Oakland County Health Division. "Immunization is the best way to protect our families and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, especially in light of recent outbreaks at the national and global levels."
The MMR vaccine is available at select health providers, at Oakland County Health Division offices in Southfield and Pontiac, as well as at many pharmacies.
The offices of the Health Division are located at the following addresses:
- North Oakland Health Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 34 East, Pontiac
- South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield
The MMR vaccine consists of a series of two doses at a price of $ 71 per dose. $ 7 per vaccination per client. The Health Division accepts health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Vaccines for Children (VFC), cash and credits. VFC offers free vaccines for eligible children. There is an additional charge for credit card payments. No one will be denied access because of their inability to pay. There is a discounted / sliding fee schedule available.
For more information on measles, visit the site www.oakgov.com/health or call the duty nurse at 800-848-5533, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5 pm