The Washtenaw County Health Department is alerting local residents of possible exposure to measles in certain public areas in and around the area between September 26 and October 2.
Exposure could have occurred at the following locations during that timeframe:
• Ann Arbor State Bank, located at 125 West William St., Ann Arbor, on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27 from 10am to 1pm each day.
• The Treasure Mart, located at 529 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27 from 12pm (noon) to 2pm each day
• Humane Society of Huron Valley, located at 3100 Cherry Hill Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 from 4pm to 6pm each day.
• Karl’s Cabin Restaurant and Bar, located at 6005 Gotfredson Rd, Plymouth MI 48170, on Sept. 28 from 12:30pm to 3pm.
• Dixboro General Store, 5206 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, on Sept. 28 from 4pm to 7pm.
If you have any concerns, you can contact the Washtenaw County Public Health Department at 734-544-6700.
“Measles is very contagious,” says Jessie Kimbrough Marshall, MD, MPH, medical director for Washtenaw County Public Health. “While the period for post-exposure vaccination has passed, we still have the responsibility of alerting our residents and health care providers to watch for signs of illness consistent with measles.Also, this potential exposure underscores the need for all eligible individuals to vaccinate against measles.”
Symptoms include runny nose, red eyes, cough, fever and sore throat. Tiny white spots may appear in the mouth. A raised, red rash appears on the third to fifth day of illness. The rash typically starts on the face and spreads down the body and out to the arms and legs. The rash usually lasts four to seven days. Symptoms start seven to 14 days after being exposed to measles, and last one to two weeks.