Measles warning in Oakland, Livingston & Washtenaw Counties

Posted at 11:27 PM, Oct 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-13 23:27:37-04

If you have been at one of a number of businesses in Livingston, Washtenaw, and Oakland Counties, you are being warned:  Be on the lookout for symptoms of measles. 

This comes after someone from Livingston County got sick with measles. 

Here is what is important to know. The named businesses did nothing wrong. They simply had a customer who happened to be infected. 

The good news is, the measles virus can only live for a couple of hours on a surface, so the risk is to people at those businesses during a limited period of time. 

Symptoms of measles include high fever, cough, runny nose, red and watery eyes and rash.  A person with measles is contagious for four days before and four days after the rash appears.  Symptoms usually appear 10-14 days after exposure. 

The person infected lives in Livingston county but visited several public places Washtenaw and Oakland Counties between September 26 and October 2nd.

·         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.
       Lucas Coney Island, 22689 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon, MI on Sept 29,  between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. 

Measles is a highly-contagious disease that is spread through the air. The Washtenaw County Health Department says the named businesses did nothing wrong. Please do not contact the businesses for information. Contact Washtenaw County Public Health at 734-544-6700 with questions or speak with your health care provider.