2 measles cases confirmed in Oakland County, detected at Detroit Metro Airport

Posted at 2:52 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 18:34:01-05

The Michigan Health Department has confirmed two cases of measles in Oakland County residents. 

Officials say the cases arrived on a flight at Detroit Metro Airport on Oct. 23 around 5 p.m.

Anyone at the airport during that time is advised to watch for symptoms for 21 days after the possible exposure. 

If symptoms do develop, see a healthcare provider immediately. 

Officials say measles are spread by direct person-to-person contact. 

Symptoms 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

If concerned, call Oakland County at (800) 848-5533 or visit a Health Division office nearest you:

  • North Oakland Health Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 34 East, Pontiac
  • South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield