KANSAS CITY, Mon. – Kansas City now has 10 confirmed cases of measles and eight more exposure sites following the new cases.
Three of these KC cases were students who attended schools in Liberty School District, and another case was reported in a student from the North Kansas City School District. Health officials said people in Nashua Elementary (NKC) and South Valley Elementary (Liberty) may have been exposed to the highly contagious disease.
Kansas City health authorities have also released eight other exposure sites. If you have been to the following places at the appropriate times, you may have been exposed to measles.
- Casey's General Store, 112 Branch St., Platte City, Missouri, 12:00 to 14:00. April 12
- HyVee, 207 N.E. Englewood Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 11:00 am to 1:15 pm April 12
- Community America Credit Union, 207 N.E. Englewood Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 11:00 am to 1:15 pm April 12
- Jasmine Mini Mart, 406 N.W. Englewood Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 11:00 am to 1:15 pm April 12
- Children's Square, Zona Rosa, 7220 N.W. 86th Square, Kansas City, Missouri, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm April 14
- Cosentino's New Sun Fresh, 10225 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, Missouri, 14: 00-14: 00. April 15
- St. Joseph Medical Center Medical Mall, Main Entrance and Lifts, 1000 Carondelet Drive, Kansas City, Missouri, 8:45 am to 2:00 pm April 18
The Missouri Falls are not associated with the Kansas outbreak, specifically in Johnson County.
On the other side of the state border there were 18 confirmed cases of measles. Officials have identified 14 Johnson County confirmed cases, along with 3 Linn County residents and 1 Miami County resident. Many of the cases in Kansas are due to an outbreak at a daycare center in Johnson County.
Health officials on both sides of the state border have urged people who are sick or show measles-like symptoms to stay at home when they are not seeking medical attention. so that the provider can take measures to protect other patients and staff. "
The symptoms of measles typically begin with a high fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. Three to five days after the onset of symptoms, a rash develops and usually begins on the face at the hairline and spreads to the neck, torso, arms and legs.
The average number of days between measles and measles exposure When they first show symptoms, it takes about 10 to 14 days, health officials say.
Those who have received the MMR vaccine have an extremely low chance of contracting the virus.