The measles outbreak in eastern Kansas is continuing to be investigated. Since March 8, 2018, 18 cases have been identified – 14 Johnson County residents, 3 Linn County residents and 1 Miami County resident. Current information does not link this outbreak to the Missouri cases.
If a person has visited one or more of the locations below, on the dates and times listed, they may have been exposed to measles. Locations where individuals may have been exposed to measles, and contacts can be identified, are not listed. Those individuals have been notified separately.
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.
- Blue Mound Federated Church; General Delivery, Blue Mound, KS; April 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Casey’s General Store; 207 S. 9th St., Mound City, KS; April 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. March 30 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Olathe Health Family Medicine; 1017 E. Market St., La Cygne, KS; April 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Linn County Judicial Building; 318 Chestnut St., Mound City, KS; March 30 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Applebee’s; 16110 W. 135th St., Olathe, KS; March 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Main Street Liquor; 411 E. Main St., Osawatomie, KS; March 30 from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Barnes & Noble at Oak Park Mall; 11323 W. 95th St., Overland Park, KS; March 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Dollar General; 110 S. 9th St., Mound City, KS; March 29 from 5:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kansas City, MO
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is working with the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department to notify individuals who may have been exposed to measles in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Known locations where exposures may have occurred include the following:
|April 6, 2018||KCI Expo Center-
Midwest Parent Educators Vendor Hall
|8:30 AM – 1:00 PM||11730 NW Ambassador Dr.
Kansas City, MO
|April 10, 2018||Nebraska Furniture Mart||9:30 AM – 2:00 PM||1601 Village West Pkwy
Kansas City, KS
Measles is a highly contagious, acute viral illness that is transmitted by contact with an infected person through coughing and sneezing. Patients are considered to be contagious from four days before until four days after the rash appears. The measles virus can remain infectious in the air for up to two hours after an infected person leaves an area. Measles is vaccine-preventable disease. You can check with your health care provider to make sure you and your family are up-to-date on vaccines.
The symptoms of measles generally include a rash that appears 7-21 days after exposure. Measles typically begins with:
- A high fever
- Runny nose
- Red, watery eyes
Three to five days after symptoms begin, a rash starts to appear. The rash usually looks like flat red spots that break out first on the face and spread downward to the neck, trunk, arms, legs and feet.