Possible measles exposure in Livingston, Washtenaw, and Oakland counties

Posted at 3:05 PM, Oct 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-13 16:32:23-04

Health officials are warning people in Livingston, Washtenaw and Oakland counties to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles.

That's because someone from Livingston County has contracted the respiratory infection.

That person visited several different places in Washtenaw and Oakland counties.

Officials said the person also ate at Lucas Coney Island last month on Friday, Sept. 29, during lunchtime -- possibly exposing patrons and employees.

That person also traveled to Ann Arbor and Plymouth.

The Washtenaw County Health Department is alerting local residents of possible exposure to measles in certain public areas in and around the area between September 26 and October 2.

Exposure could have occurred at the following locations during that timeframe:

•  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.

"The first we heard about this was when Washtenaw County issued a press release," said Steve Dani, owner of the Dixboro General Store. "None of our employees have had any symptoms and we haven't gotten any word that any of our other customers have been sick."

Symptoms include: runny nose, red eyes, cough, fever and sore throat. Tiny white spots may appear in the mouth. A raised, red rash appears on the third to fifth day of illness. The rash typically starts on the face and spreads down the body and out to the arms and legs. The rash usually lasts four to seven days. Symptoms start seven to 14 days after being exposed to measles, and last one to two weeks.

If you have any concerns, you can contact the Washtenaw County Public Health Department at 734-544-6700 or visit the Centers for Disease Control.