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2 measles cases confirmed in Oakland County, detected at Detroit Metro Airport

Posted: 2:52 PM, Nov 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-06 22:40:35Z
2 measles cases confirmed in Oakland County, detected at Detroit Metro Airport

The Michigan Health Department has confirmed two cases of measles in Oakland County residents. 

Officials say the cases arrived on a flight at Detroit Metro Airport on Oct. 23 around 5 p.m.

Anyone at the airport during that time is advised to watch for symptoms for 21 days after the possible exposure. 

If symptoms do develop, see a healthcare provider immediately. 

Officials say measles are spread by direct person-to-person contact. 

Symptoms 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) 2-3 days after symptoms begin
  • A rash that is red, raised, blotchy; usually starts on face, spreads to trunk, arms, and legs 3-5 days after symptoms begin

If concerned, call Oakland County at (800) 848-5533 or visit a Health Division office nearest you:

  • North Oakland Health Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 34 East, Pontiac
  • South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield