Measles Exposure in the US, Health Officials Identify Potential Measles Exposure Points in Washtenaw and Wayne Counties

Visual Representation for measles | Credits: Stock Images
Visual Representation for measles | Credits: Stock Images

United States: The concerns related to measles infection have been increasing with every passing day. Recently, the health officials for Washtenaw and Wayne counties have sounded alarm and outlined that there is the possibility that five locations are the exposure points for measles. The announcement was made by the authorities after certain confirmed cases were reported.

The health experts from both counties highlighted that a measle infected individual has exposed others to the virus, but they are not sure about the connection between the exposure sites.

Details noted by the health officials!

Washtenaw County

The officials of the County has underlined that the exposure begun from the Trinity Health Ann Arbor Emergency Department in Ypsilanti. The possible exposure was noted on March 1.

The health authorities have mentioned that people who were in that area of the hospital between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm are possible at risk.

Wayne County

The health officials of the County highlighted that measles exposure was possibly reported at four (4) sites, including:

  • CVS Pharmacy 2701 S. Telegraph Road, Dearborn, on February 27 between 4 pm and 6:30 pm.
  • WellStreet/Beaumont Urgent Care located at 23100 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, on February 27 between 4 pm and 5:30 pm.
  • Henry Ford GoHealth Urgent Care 26763 Ford Road, Dearborn Heights, on February 29 between 11:30 am and 4 pm.
  • Corewell Emergency Health Department, 18101 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, on February 29 between 3 pm and 8 pm.

After reporting a possible outbreak of measles, the Wayne County Public Health Department appealed to the general public to receive the vaccination against the disease within six (6) days of exposure – if an individual experiences any of the symptoms of the disease.

The possible symptoms which are experienced by an infected individual are:

  1. High fever (may spike to over 104˚ Fahrenheit).
  2. Cough.
  3. Runny nose.
  4. Red, watery eyes.

Along with this, an infected person also witnesses tiny white spots inside the mouth – on cheeks, gums, and roof of the mouth and red rashes on the skin. It is to be noted that the rashes generally start appearing within three to five days of symptoms.