Restaurant patrons in South Lyon warned of possible measles exposure

(WXYZ) - The Oakland County Health Division is warning restaurant patrons of a possible measles exposure in South Lyon.

The restaurant in question is the Lucas Coney Island on Pontiac trail. If you visited or worked at the restaurant on September 29 between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., you are urged to call a doctor if you are unvaccinated or exhibit any signs or symptoms.

According to health officials, a non-Oakland County resident was contagious, without symptoms, and was at the restaurant at that time.

“Measles is a highly contagious respiratory infection,” said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for
Oakland County. “If exposed, approximately 90 percent of people who have not been vaccinated or
previously had measles will develop the disease. As a precaution, we urge unvaccinated individuals to call their doctor immediately if they notice any symptoms.”

Recommendations from the Health Division:

  • To monitor for illness with fever and/or an unexplained rash until Oct. 20 (21 days after potential exposure)
  • If symptoms develop, stay at home and call your health care provider or Oakland County’s Nurse on Call at 800-848-5533. Please call ahead to the healthcare provider you plan to visit so they can take proper precautions to prevent exposure to other individuals.
  • To review vaccination history. Get vaccinated if you have not already had measles or two MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) vaccinations. 

Measles is spread by sneezing, coughing or direct contact.

SYMPTOMS:

  • Fever, feeling ill and loss of appetite (Two to four days before appearance of rash)
  • Tiny white spots on the inner cheeks, gums, and roof of the mouth surrounded by
  • redness (One to two days before the appearance of rash)
  • A rash that is red, raised and blotchy which usually starts on the face then spreads to the
  • trunk, arms, and legs
  • Sneezing or runny nose
  • Watery or red eyes
  • Hard, dry cough

For more information about Measles, visit www.oakgov.com/health or call Nurse on Call at 800-848-
5533, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

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