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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Measles Outbreak in Oakland County

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Updated Information - 3/25/19 - Oakland County measles outbreak

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.

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North Oakland Health Center | 1200 N. Telegraph Road 34E | Pontiac, MI 48341-0432 | (248) 858-1280 | oakgov.com/health

South Oakland Health Center | 27725 Greenfield Road | Southfield, MI 48076-3663 | (248) 424-7000 | oakgov.com/health

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.

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North Oakland Health Center | 1200 N. Telegraph Road 34E | Pontiac, MI 48341-0432 | (248) 858-1280 | oakgov.com/health

South Oakland Health Center | 27725 Greenfield Road | Southfield, MI 48076-3663 | (248) 424-7000 | oakgov.com/health

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

• Follow @publichealthOC on Facebook and Twitter.

• Media inquiries only, Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County Health Division,

at (248) 858-1410.

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