New case of confirmed measles linked to 16 Washtenaw County exhibition sites

ANN ARBOR, MI – Sixteen localities in Washtenaw County are among the potential exposure sites for measles linked to a new case confirmed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

MDHHS and the Washtenaw County Health Department alerted the public Friday afternoon, April 12, of the newly confirmed case.

A few hours earlier, health departments withdrew a previously confirmed case of measles in Washtenaw County, claiming that a false-positive test result had incorrectly identified a measles case-specific vaccine response.

The last confirmed case reported on Friday is related to international travel and not to the current outbreak in Michigan. The patient had not been recently vaccinated against measles, health officials said in a press release.

Anyone who has visited the premises listed below on the dates and times indicated should monitor themselves for 21 days to detect a rash with fever or other symptoms suggestive of measles, health officials said.

If you suspect measles, seek immediate medical treatment, officials said. Residents are asked to call their doctor or emergency room prior to their arrival so that health care providers can take precautions to avoid exposure to other people.

Officials are asking people not to contact the companies listed below for information.

  • Intramural sports building of the University of Michigan, 606 E. Hoover Ave., Ann Arbor, from 11:00 to 15:00. April first; April 3 from 10 am to 2 pm; and from 4 pm to 7 pm April 4th.
  • Lucky's Market, 1919 Industrial Road, Ann Arbor, 1 to 4 pm April first; and from 13:30 to 16:30, 6 April.
  • Hand-drawn noodles from Lan City, 2612 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, from 6pm to 10pm. April 2.
  • Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, from 8pm to 11pm. April 2.
  • University of Michigan, North Quad Complex, 105 St. State St., Ann Arbor, from 8:30 to 11:30 am on April 3.
  • NeoPapalis, 500 E. William Street, Ann Arbor, from 9pm to 11pm. April 3rd.
  • Mani Osteria and Bar, 341 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, from 11am to 2pm. April 4th.
  • Encore Records, 417 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, noon to 3 pm April 4th.
  • University of Michigan, computer site of Angell Hall Courtyard (a.k.a. The Fishbowl), 435 State St., Ann Arbor, from 1 pm to 6 pm April 4 and 16 at 10:30 pm April 5th.
  • Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery, 311 South Main Street, Ann Arbor, from 12:30 to 16:30. April 5th.
  • Cream Slery Creamery, 300 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, from 2:30 pm to 6 pm April 5.
  • Asian Legend, 516 E. William St., Ann Arbor, 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm April 5th.
  • Walgreens Pharmacy, 317 St. S. St., Ann Arbor, from 9:30 pm. April 5th at midnight on April 6th.
  • CVS Pharmacy, 209 S. State St., Ann Arbor, from 9:30 pm. April 5th at midnight on April 6th.
  • CVS Pharmacy, 1700 S. Hwy Industrial., Ann Arbor, from 10 am to noon on April 6th.
  • Woodbury Gardens Apartments rents an office and clubhouse at 1245 Astor Ave., Ann Arbor, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. April 6th.
  • Michigan Flyer-AirRide bus from 3:15 pm to 6:00 pm April 6th.
  • DTW McNamara Airport Terminal from 15:55 to 19:30 6 April.

As measles can be transmitted by air from an infected person, the public is alerted to potential exposure sites. A person with measles is contagious four days before and four days after the onset of rash. A person can be infected with measles just by being in the same room as an infected person, even up to two hours after the departure of the infected person.

All potentially exposed individuals at the above mentioned sites are already outside the 72-hour period for MMR vaccination to prevent infection in non-vaccinated exposed individuals.

However, health officials encourage all Michigandans to check and update their measles immunization.

The symptoms of measles usually begin seven to 14 days after exposure, but may appear until 21 days after exposure. They can include:

  • High fever (may reach more than 104 ° F).
  • Cough.
  • Runny nose.
  • 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.

MMR vaccine is available from primary health care providers and some local pharmacies. People with insurance should contact their health care provider to get vaccinated.

The Washtenaw County Health Department is able to vaccinate free of charge, uninsured or underinsured Michigan Medicaid, Blue Cross or Blue Shield insurance. For others, fees may apply.

Call 734-544-6700 to make an appointment at the Washtenaw County Department of Health's Walk-in Clinic, 555 Towner Street, Ypsilanti.

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