Oakland County health officials warn of measles exposure at coney island

- The Oakland County Health division is warning customers and employees at a South Lyon coney island that they may have been exposed to measles.

The health department says someone who was contagious but not showing symptoms of measles was at the Lucas Coney Island on Pontiac Trail on September 29th between 11 a.m. and 3;30 p.m. If you were there and have not been vaccinated for measles you should go to the doctor if you show any signs or symptoms of the highly contagious disease.

Symptoms include fever, a red, itchy rash and tiny white spots on your inner cheeks, gums or roof of your mouth.

"Measles is a highly contagious respiratory infection," said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County. "If exposed, approximately 90 percent of people who have not been vaccinated or previously had measles will develop the disease. As a precaution, we urge unvaccinated individuals to call their doctor immediately if they notice any symptoms."

The health division recommends anyone who was at the restaurant during that time and is not vaccinated to keep an eye out for fever or unexplained rash until October 20.

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