Case of measles confirmed in Grand Traverse County

Restaurant patrons in South Lyon warned of possible measles exposure
Posted at 5:18 PM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 17:22:27-04

GRAND TRAVERSE CO. (WXYZ) — The Grand Traverse County Health Department confirmed Wednesday a case of the measles in a local resident.

According to a release, the case involves an unvaccinated person who recently traveled to Eastern Europe and returned to Traverse City.

Exposure locations in Grand Traverse County include:

• Sunday, June 30, from 5:00 – 10:00pm: Walmart (2640 Crossing Cir., Traverse City)

• Monday, July 1, from 2:00 – 5:00pm: Department of Human Services (701 S Elmwood, Traverse City)

• Tuesday, July 2, from 2:30 - 5:00 pm: Munson Family Practice (1400 Medical Campus Drive, Traverse City)

• Wednesday, July 3, from 4:15 - 5:00 pm: Munson Family Practice (1400 Medical Campus Drive, Traverse City)

• Thursday, July 4, from 9:30am – 12:15pm: Munson Medical Center Emergency Room (1105 6th St, Traverse City)

Health officials add that there was no known exposure at the National Cherry Festival.

This is the third case of international travel-related measles cases in Michigan this year.

Earlier in the year, a mass breakout of the virus spread to Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties. That breakout was also brought on by a travel-related case. This most recent spread of the virus in metro Detroit became the highest since 1991, with over 30 people infected.

The outbreak officially ended in Oakland County in June, according to health officials.

For more information on how to protect yourself and your family from the virus, visit the Grand Traverse County Health Department here, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here.