LANSING, Michigan – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has increased the state's confirmed number of measles cases to 22, with infected individuals living in Oakland and Wayne districts. Oakland County has 21 cases and Wayne County has one.
Infected persons are between 11 and 63 years old. Well-known exposure locations in Oakland County are listed at the end of the story.
Other locations of potential exposures, including those in Wayne County, will be identified as more information becomes available.
The MDHHS works closely with the health departments of Oakland and Wayne County to determine possible exposure sites.
The measles vaccine is highly effective and very safe. A single dose of measles vaccine protects about 95 percent of children, but after two doses almost 1
High-risk individuals include those who are not vaccinated or insecure about their vaccination status, pregnant women and those with a weakened immune system who have a weakened immune system due to diseases and diseases such as HIV, malnutrition and / or medications.
The Oakland County Health Division offers vaccinations in Southfield and Pontiac on Monday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm and Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 pm to 5:00 pm For more information, call 800-848-5533. Please note that these offices are not test centers:
North Oakland Health Center, 1200 North Telegraph Road, 34 East Building, Pontiac
South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield
The Oakland County Health Division is also vaccine clinics from March 27-29 in Oak Park's Young Israel, 15140 West 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
The Wayne County Health Department will be offering a walk-in vaccine on Monday at 33030 Van Born Road, Wayne, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8-11am and 12:30-16, and Wednesday 11-14. and 15:30 – 19:00 For more information call 734-727-7101.
Measles is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease that is spread through direct human-to-human contact and air.
The virus can live for up to 50 years for two hours in the air in which the infected person was. The symptoms of measles usually begin 7-14 days after exposure, but may occur up to 21 days after exposure and may include:
High fever (may rise above 104 ° F).
Red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis).
Tiny white patches on the inner cheeks, gums and palate (Koplik patches) 2-3 days after onset of symptoms.
A rash that is red raised, spotty; usually begins on the face, spreads over the trunk, arms and legs 3-5 days after onset of symptoms.
When symptoms develop, residents are strongly advised not to visit their doctor or their emergency room unless they call ahead so they can take precautionary measures to prevent exposure to other people.
From 2001 to 2012, the average number of reported measles cases per year in the country was around 60. In recent years, however, there have been many more cases that are particularly worrying to health authorities. This year, 314 cases of measles were confirmed in 15 states. In 2018, Michigan had 19 measles cases, most of them reported in the state since 1994; the majority of people who received measles were not vaccinated.
The first of two routine childhood measles vaccine doses is administered at 12 months. A second dose of vaccine will be given before kindergarten. For international travel, infants from the age of 6 months should be vaccinated against measles. Measles vaccine or other acceptable documentation of immunity to measles is recommended for all international travelers.
For more information on measles, see CDC.gov/measles. For more information on Michigan's current measles outbreak, see Michigan.gov/MeaslesOutbreak.[19659002(OfknownexposurelocationinOkaklandCounty:
Aldi: 26300 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, 1:15 – 4:00 pm
Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit: 24600 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Berkley Urgent Maintenance: 3270 Greenfield Rd, Berkley, Noon – 4:00 pm [19459006CongregationShomreyEmunah:25451SouthfieldRdSouthfield19:30-22:00h
One Stop Kosher Food Market: 25155 Greenfield Rd., Southfield, Oak Park, 13: 45-16: 30
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Emergency Department: 3601 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, 10:30 – 18:00
Mapleview Liquor Store: 6084 Maple Rd, West Bloomfield Twp., 11:00 – 14:00
Yeshiva Gedolah, Greater Detroit Area: 24600 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, 8:40 am – 11:00 am
Dovid ben Nuchim, 1 4800 Lincoln St, Oak Park, All Day
Brede, Inc .: 19000, Glendale Ave., Detroit, 12:00 to 7:30
Rite Help: 24850 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, After 3:30 pm
Beaumont Medical Building, 1st floor: 3535 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, After 3:00 pm
Providence Park Novi Building: 26850 Providence Parkway, Novi, after 1:00 PM
7-Eleven, Lincoln Street, 15350 Lincoln, Oak Park, 9:20 – 23:30
Ahavas Yisroel, 25952 Greenfield, Oak Park, 10:00 – 12:30
Kollel Institute of Greater Detroit: 15230 Lincoln Street, Oak Park, 8:00 am – 11:30 pm
Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit: 24,600 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, 9:00 pm. – Midnight
Dovid ben Nuchim, 14800 Lincoln Street, Oak Park, All Day