By NewsDesk @bactiman63
Officials with the Detroit Health Department have confirmed a case of measles in a resident who recently returned from overseas travel. The person went to the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHM), located at 3901 Beaubien, Detroit, Michigan 48201 on July 16, 2019, from 12:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
The person also went to their physician’s office in Macomb County, Michigan and everyone who was exposed at that location was directly notified.
Some patients or family members and visitors who were present in the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital of Michigan on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 12:30 pm to 9:30 pm may have been exposed. Please call the Detroit Health Department Immunizations Clinic at 313-876-4667 to determine if you or your child are considered a measles risk and in need of additional treatment to lower the risk of contracting measles.
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Anyone who was in the ER department at Children’s Hospital on July 16 (12:30 pm to 9:30 pm) should receive post-exposure vaccine by Friday, July 19, 2019. Vaccination is recommended within 3 days of exposure, or Immune-globulin (Ig) (an injectable medication) within six days of exposure by Monday, July 22, 2019.
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