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Health department releases locations potentially exposed to measles in Washtenaw County

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Posted at 12:31 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 12:31:23-04

WASHTENAW COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Washtenaw County Health Department is alerting the public to potential exposure to measles.

One case of measles was previously confirmed in Washtenaw County.

The health department says anyone at the following Washtenaw County locations during the dates and times provided should monitor themselves for symptioms consistent with measles.

Locations include:

  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive on April 1 - 4 & April 8 from 7:45 am to 6:30 pm. This includes families using the daycare program or individuals entering or exiting the facility.
  • Olive Garden Italian Kitchen, 445 Eisenhower Parkway on April 1 from 5 to 7 pm.
  • Liberty Athletic Club, 2975 W. Liberty Road on April 7 from 1 to 3:45 pm. This includes individuals entering and exiting the facility and anyone using the pool or family locker room during the specified time.

The health department says if you expect measles, seek immediate medical treatment. Residents are urged to call their doctor or emergency room before arriving so they can take precautions to prevent exposure.

A person with measles is contagious for four days before and four days after the rash appears. Any individual who was in the same location up to two hours after an individual contagious with measles is considered potentially exposed.

There are now 41 confirmed measles cases in southeast Michigan, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday. It's the highest number of cases in Michigan since 1991.

Of the 41 cases, 39 of them are in Oakland County, one is in Washtenaw Conuty and one is in Wayne County. The infected individuals range in age from 8 months to 63.