MICHIGAN (WTOL) - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has confirmed three new measles cases in Michigan.
The cases were confirmed in Oakland County and the city of Detroit. The health department says one of the cases had exposure locations in Kent and Ingham counties.
Exposure locations the cases are:
- April 10, Beis Chabad of North Oak Park, 15401 West 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, 7:45 –10 p.m.
- April 11, Beis Chabad of North Oak Park, 15401 West 10 Mile Road, Oak Park 7:45 –10 p.m.
- April 11, Speedway Gas Station, 6041 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.
- April 12, Baymont by Wyndham Grand Rapids Airport, 2873 Kraft Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, approximately 12 – 3 a.m.
- April 12, BP Gas Station, 1166 Encorse Road, Ypsilanti 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- April 12, Urgent Care Med Express 3100 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, 1 – 6 p.m.
- April 12, Congregation B’Nai Israel, 15400 West 10 Mile, Oak Park, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
- April 13, Beis Chabad of North Oak Park, 15401 W 10 Mile Rd, Oak Park 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The new cases bring the total to 43 cases of measles in Michigan.
The outbreak began in mid-March, according to the health department.
The health department says they are working to identify possible exposure locations and urge Michigan residents should contact their local health department about getting vaccinated for measles.
The department says you cannot get measles from the vaccine and it can be effective when given within 72 hours of exposure to prevent illness.
Measles is a highly contagious disease that is spread by person-to-person contact and through the air.
Symptoms of measles usually begin one to two weeks 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) 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.