Additional Measles cases confirmed in Oakland County


Salem officials said several locations in the city where the out-of-state traveler visited are no longer considered exposure sites because the incubation period for the measles virus has passed. Doctors say a person can catch it simply by walking into a room an infected person had been in two hours before.

MI health officials say three more cases of measles have been confirmed in the Detroit area, raising the number in Oakland County to eight since March 13.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Oakland County Health Division issued the update Thursday night, saying three other cases of the highly-contagious disease are under investigation.

Young Israel of Oak Park: 15140 W. 10 Mile Rd., Oak Park, After 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

"Measles is a vaccine preventable disease, if you're considering travel always check your health status and vaccinations before hand", he said.

March 19 Building at 211 W. Fort St., Detroit, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

March 21 Mapleview Liquor at 6084 W. Bloomfield Twp from 11:00 2:00 p.m.

Kroger, 19853 W. 12 Mile Road, Southfield, from 8-11 p.m.

Yeshivas Darchei Torah School: 21550 W. 12 Mile Rd., Southfield, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 9 noon and 1 to 4 p.m. The vaccine is also available at other times through that office and through the health division's office in Pontiac, some health providers and many pharmacies.

Anyone concerned about possible measles exposure is urged to contact a public health nurse, who can help review individuals' vaccine history and arrange for any missed vaccinations.