Contact: Kevin Lokar
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2019
Measles exposure location confirmed in Macomb County
The Macomb County Health Department has been notified that a confirmed case of measles visited the following location in Macomb County on March 19, 2019:
Bank of America
45194 Romeo Plank Road
Macomb, MI 48044
Persons who visited this location and entered the bank building between noon and 2 p.m. on March 19, 2019 may have been exposed to measles.
Measles is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease that is spread by direct person-to-person contact and through the air. The virus can live for up to two hours in the air where the infected person was present. Symptoms of measles usually begin seven to 14 days after exposure, but can appear up to 21 days after exposure and may include:
- High fever (may spike to over 104°F)
- Runny nose
- Red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis)
- Tiny white spots on the inner cheeks, gums and roof of the mouth (Koplik Spots) two to three days after symptoms begin
- A rash that is red, raised, blotchy; usually starts on the face, spreads to the trunk, arms and legs three to five days after symptoms begin
Persons potentially exposed should watch for symptoms for 21 days after exposure. If symptoms develop, persons should not visit their doctor or hospital emergency department unless they call ahead so that heath care providers can take precautions to prevent the exposure of other persons.
Measles vaccination is recommended for all persons born on or after January 1, 1957. Individuals should receive 2 doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine with the first dose administered at 12-15 months of age and the second dose at 4-6 years of age. Persons born on or after January 1, 1957 who have not been vaccinated or who are uncertain about their measles immunity should be vaccinated.
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