Arizona state and local health officials confirmed today an additional measles case, bringing the total to 11. The case stems from the outbreak at the private detention center in Eloy.
The potential exposure area is being expanded because some of the identified cases may have exposed other people within Pinal and Maricopa Counties.
“This is an evolving situation, and given how contagious measles is, public health will continue to update our communities on places of potential exposure,” said Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. “People who have a rash and fever must call their healthcare provider or emergency department before going to let them know they may have measles. This is vital to help stop the further spread of the disease.”
Symptoms appear seven to 12 days after exposure but may take up to 21 days. It begins with fever (101 F or higher), red, watery eyes, cough and runny nose and is followed by a rash that is red, raised, and blotchy. The rash begins on the face at the hairline and moves down the body. The rash may last five to six days.
Newly identified public exposures:
- Wednesday, May 18, 2016:
- Denny’s, 1851 E Florence Blvd Casa Grande, from 2 to 5:30 p.m.
- Wal-Mart Pharmacy, 1741 E Florence Blvd Casa Grande, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, May 19, 2016: Wal-Mart Pharmacy, 1741 E Florence Blvd Casa Grande, from 5 to 8 p.m.
- Daily between May 20, 2016 and May 29, 2016: Circle K, 2382 N Pinal Ave Casa Grande
- Friday, May 20, 2016:
- Safeway, 1449 N Arizona Blvd, Coolidge, from 4 to 7 p.m.
- Golden Corral, 2064 E Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, from 8 to 11 p.m.
- Ross, 1004 N Promenade Pkwy, Casa Grande, from 9 p.m. to midnight
- Walmart, 1741 E Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Corner Store, 2182 E Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Friday, May 27, 2016: Cheddars, 2530 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, from 5 to to 9 p.m.
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