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Ann Arbor Olive Garden, Community Center Among Newly Identified Measles Exposure Sites

April 09, 2019 - 2:39 pm
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ANN ARBOR (WWJ) - The Washtenaw County Health Department is alerting the public about potential exposure to measles in public areas -- including at a popular restaurant. 

After state health officials confirmed a case of measles in Washtenaw County on Monday, efforts were made to identify places the patient had visited, possibly infecting others. 

Anyone who went to any of the following Washtenaw County locations during the dates and times provided should monitor themselves for rash with fever or other symptoms consistent with measles for 21 days. If you suspect measles, seek immediate medical treatment.

All three new potential exposure locations are in Ann Arbor:

  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive on April 1 - 4 & April 8 from 7:45 am to 6:30 pm. This includes families using the daycare program any anyone entering or exiting the facility
  • Olive Garden Italian Kitchen, 445 Eisenhower Parkway on April 1 from 5 to 7 pm.
  • Liberty Athletic Club, 2975 W. Liberty Road on April 7 from 1 to 3:45 pm. This includes individuals entering and exiting the facility and anyone using the pool or family locker room during the specified time
    (Please do not contact the listed businesses for information)

A complete list of known exposure sites and corresponding dates in Oakland County are listed at Oakgov.com/health. (There are no public exposure sites for the Wayne County case).

Amid a measles outbreak in Michigan, there are now 41 confirmed cases; 39 of them Oakland County, one in Washtenaw County and one in Wayne County. Patients range from 8 months to 63 years old. 

If you suspect you have measles, health officials say you should seek immediate medical treatment. Residents are urged to call their doctor or emergency room before arriving so they can take precautions to prevent exposure to other people. 

The Washtenaw County Health Department is hosting a walk-in vaccination clinic until 7 p.m. tonight (April 9), and again on Wednesday April 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 555 Towner Street in Ypsilanti. If you're not sure if you're vaccinated, your doctors should be able to help. 

For more information about measles -- including where to get vaccinated -- talk to your doctor or visit Michigan.gov/MeaslesOutbreak.

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