Michigan state health officials are reporting an additional confirmed measles case in St. Clair County and involves an international traveler visiting Michigan. It is not related to the Southeast Michigan outbreak.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says exposure locations are in Macomb County and include:
- May 11, 5 – 7 p.m. Costco, 27118 Gratiot, Roseville.
- May 12, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saints Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic Parish, 41233 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights.
Individuals who were at those locations during those time periods should monitor themselves for signs of measles 21 days after exposure and consult their healthcare provider if they have not been vaccinated or are unsure of their vaccination status. All Michiganders are urged to contact their healthcare provider or local health department about getting vaccinated for measles if they have not been vaccinated.
The measles vaccine is highly effective and very safe. A single dose of measles vaccine protects about 95 percent of children, but after two doses, almost 100 percent are immune. Measles vaccine is the best way to prevent individuals from getting measles and to keep the disease from spreading. The first of two routine childhood measles vaccine doses is given at 12-15 months of age. A second vaccine dose is given before the start of kindergarten, between ages 4 and 6 years.
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