Possible measles exposure reported in Macomb County March 19

The Macomb County Health Department says a person with a confirmed case of measles visited a location March 19.

Health officials say the infected person visited Bank of America at 45194 Romeo Plank Road in Macomb between noon and 2 p.m. that day.

Persons who visited this location and entered the bank building between noon and 2 p.m. on March 19, 2019 may have been exposed to measles.

There have been 22 reported cases confirmed with 21 in Oakland County and one in Wayne County. While the latter's location has still not been released by the Wayne County health department, Oakland County has released a detailed list of locations and days of possible exposure (listed below).
Measles is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease that is spread by direct person-to-person contact and through the air. The virus can live for up to two hours in the air where the infected person was present.  Symptoms of measles usually begin seven to 14 days after exposure, but can appear up to 21 days after exposure and may include:

  •     High fever (may spike to over 104°F)
  •     Cough
  •     Runny nose
  •     Red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis)
  •     Tiny white spots on the inner cheeks, gums and roof of the mouth (Koplik Spots) two to three days after symptoms begin.

A rash that is red, raised, blotchy; usually starts on the face, spreads to the trunk, arms and legs three to five days after symptoms begin

Persons potentially exposed should watch for symptoms for 21 days after exposure.  If symptoms develop, persons should not visit their doctor or hospital emergency department unless they call ahead so that heath care providers can take precautions to prevent the exposure of other persons.
Measles vaccination is recommended for all persons born on or after January 1, 1957.  Individuals should receive 2 doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine with the first dose administered at 12-15 months of age and the second dose at 4-6 years of age.  Persons born on or after January 1, 1957 who have not been vaccinated or who are uncertain about their measles immunity should be vaccinated.

Known Oakland County measles exposure locations:

March 22
Aldi: 26300 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, 1:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit: 24600 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Berkley Urgent Care: 3270 Greenfield Rd, Berkley, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Congregation Shomrey Emunah: 25451 Southfield Rd, Southfield, 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
One Stop Kosher Food Market: 25155 Greenfield Rd., Southfield, Oak Park, 1:45 - 4:30 p.m.

March 21
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak - Emergency Department: 3601 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Mapleview Liquor Store: 6084 Maple Rd., West Bloomfield Twp., 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit: 24600 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, 8:40 - 11:00 a.m.
Dovid ben Nuchim, 14800 Lincoln St, Oak Park, All Day 

March 20
Brede, Inc.: 19000 Glendale Ave., Detroit, 12:00 -7:30 p.m.
Rite Aid: 24850 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, After 3:30 p.m.
Beaumont Medical Building, 1st Floor: 3535 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, After 3:00 p.m.
Providence Park Novi Medical Building: 26850 Providence Parkway, Novi, after 1:00 p.m.
7-Eleven, Lincoln St., 15350 Lincoln, Oak Park, 9:20 - 11:30 p.m.
Ahavas Yisroel, 25952 Greenfield, Oak Park, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Kollel Institute of Greater Detroit: 15230 Lincoln St., Oak Park, 8:00 - 11:30 p.m.
Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit: 24600 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park , 9:00 p.m. - Midnight 
Dovid ben Nuchim, 14800 Lincoln St, Oak Park, All Day