In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in East Kansas, The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has reported an additional confirmed measles case in Johnson County.
This brings the outbreak total to 16 ( 13 Johnson County residents, 2 Linn County residents and 1 Miami County resident). Health officials note that this outbreak is not linked to the two reported Missouri cases.
KDHE says people who visited one or more of the locations below, on the dates and times listed, they may have been exposed to measles.
Locations and Dates of Potential Measles Exposure:
- Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in the Lobby and Sanctuary; 13300 Kenneth Rd., Leawood, KS April 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Casey’s General Store; 207 S. 9th St., Mound City, KS; March 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Olathe Health Family Medicine; 302 N. 1st St., Mound City, KS; March 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Olathe Health Family Medicine; 1017 E. Market St., La Cygne, KS; March 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Casey’s General Store; 406 E. Market St., La Cygne, KS; March 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
This outbreak continues to be investigated and KDHE and county health departments are working to identify contacts. The average number of days between when a person is exposed to measles, and when they first start showing symptoms is approximately 10 to 14 days (range of 7 to 21 days). Secondary cases have been reported. There is concern that some individuals in the general population may have potentially been exposed to persons with measles while they were infectious.
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