Additional Measles Cases Confirmed In Oakland County

Phillip Cunningham
March 25, 2019

Chief Epidemiologist Russell Jones said he strongly urges anyone, especially if you are traveling overseas to get two of the Measles vaccines.

The Oregon Health Authority says two new measles cases, one in Multnomah County and one in Clackamas County, have been linked to an outbreak in Marion County, raising the number of people diagnosed to four.

The person was unvaccinated, and there are no additional suspect cases at this time.

In a press release sent late Thursday night, the Michigan Department of Health and Human services reports four additional cases in the county, with three other cases now under investigation.

Anyone at the Wednesday, March 13, Interlakes Market in 100 Mile House between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. may have been exposed to measles.

Interior Health is monitoring and following up with people who may have been in contact with the patient to determine immunization status and, if necessary, offer them post-exposure protection.

There have been four more cases of measles confirmed in Oakland County health officials said Thursday
There have been four more cases of measles confirmed in Oakland County health officials said Thursday

March 19 Building at 211 W. Fort St., Detroit, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Berkley Medical Center: 1695 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley, 11:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 9 a.m.to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

Brede, Inc., 19000 Glendale Ave., Detroit, from noon -7:30 p.m.

Metro Health is urging immunizations to prevent getting this disease, simply washing your hands, using hand sanitizer, and covering coughs and sneezes are not enough to prevent the spread of measles. Other states, including Missouri, have more stringent laws that allow for religious exemptions to vaccines.

IHA recommends calling 8-1-1 or speaking with a nurse at a local public health centre if you think you may have been exposed to measles. The phone line will also be open during Saturday's vaccination clinic.


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