More measles cases, sites announced in Oakland County

By: Kayla Dimick | Southfield Sun | Published March 26, 2019

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METRO DETROIT — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Oakland County Health Division confirmed a total of 38 measles cases April 5.

The cases follow an announcement made March 13 confirming a case of travel-related measles from the Oakland County Health Division.

 "The Oakland County Health Department has shared with us that there was a confirmed case of measles at Derby Middle School on Friday, March 29," Anne Cron, Birmingham Public Schools interim director of communications, said. "We are following guidelines from the Oakland County Health Department, which includes the exclusion of students that are not vaccinated or under vaccinated. In the case of measles, the exclusion period is 21 days from the date the exposure occurred. The health and wellbeing of our students are top priority, and we are adhering to health guidelines set by our county and state. We look forward to the return of all of our students as quickly as possible."

Officials said in the release that individuals may have been exposed to measles during the following times at the following locations:

March 14-19

• Congregation B’Nai Israel, 15400 W. 10 Mile Road in Oak Park.

• Ahavas Olam, 15620 W 10 Mile Road in Southfield.

• Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit, 24600 Greenfield Road in Oak Park.

• Kollel Institute of Greater Detroit, 15230 Lincoln St. in Oak Park.

March 15 – 18

• One Stop Kosher Food Market, 25155 Greenfield Road in Southfield.

March 15

• Young Israel of Oak Park, 15140 W. 10 Mile Road in Oak Park, 1-6 p.m.

• Kroger, 23675 Greenfield Road in Southfield, noon-3 p.m.

March 16

• Huntington Woods Minyan: 14130 Balfour St., Oak Park, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

March 17

• Yeshivas Darchei Torah School, 21550 W. 12 Mile Road in Southfield, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

March 18

• Kroger, 19853 W. 12 Mile Road in Southfield, 8-11 p.m.

• Berkley Medical Center, 1695 W. 12 Mile Road in Berkley, 11:15 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Meijer, 28800 Telegraph Road in Southfield, 1-4:30 p.m.

• Yeshivas Darchei Torah School, 21550 W. 12 Mile Road in Southfield, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

 

March 19

• The building at 211 W. Fort St. in Detroit, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This building includes the Detroit Economic Club, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Passport Office and more.

• Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak – sixth floor, North Tower, 3601 W. 13 Mile Road in Royal Oak, 1-11 p.m.

• Berkley Urgent Care, 3270 Greenfield Road in Berkley, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Congregation B'Nai Israel, 15400 W. 10 Mile Road in Oak Park, all day.

• Dovid ben Nuchim, 14800 Lincoln St. in Oak Park, all day.

 

March 20

• Brede Inc., 19000 Glendale Ave. in Detroit, noon-7:30 p.m.

• Rite Aid, 24850 Greenfield Road in Oak Park, after 3:30 p.m.

• Beaumont Medical Building, first floor, 3535 W. 13 Mile Road in Royal Oak, after 3 p.m.

• Providence Park Novi Medical Building, 26850 Providence Parkway in Novi, after 1 p.m.

• 7-Eleven, Lincoln St., 15350 Lincoln in Oak Park, 9:20-11:30 p.m.

• Ahavas Yisroel, 25952 Greenfield Road in Oak Park, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

• Kollel Institute of Greater Detroit, 15230 Lincoln St. in Oak Park, 8-11:30 p.m.

• Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit, 24600 Greenfield Road in Oak Park, 9 p.m.-midnight.

• Dovid ben Nuchim, 14800 Lincoln St. in Oak Park, all day.

 

March 21

• Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak — Emergency Department, 3601 W. 13 Mile Road in Royal Oak, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

• Mapleview Liquor Store, 6084 Maple Road in West Bloomfield Township, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

• Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit, 24600 Greenfield Road in Oak Park, 8:40-11 a.m.

• Dovid ben Nuchim, 14800 Lincoln St. in Oak Park, all day.

 

March 22

• Aldi, 26300 Greenfield Road in Oak Park, 1:15-4 p.m.

• Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit, 24600 Greenfield Road in Oak Park, 7-9:30 p.m.

• Berkley Urgent Care, 3270 Greenfield Road in Berkley, noon-4 p.m.

• Congregation Shomrey Emunah, 25451 Southfield Road in Southfield, 7:30-10 p.m.

• One Stop Kosher Food Market, 25155 Greenfield Road in Southfield, 1:45-4:30 p.m.

 

March 23

• Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit, 24600 Greenfield Road in Oak Park, 7-9 p.m.

 

March 29

• Derby Middle School, 1300 Derby Road, Birmingham, all day.

• Green Garden Child Development Center, 1123 E. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

March 30

• The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 1516 S. Cranbrook Road, Birmingham, 1:30-6:30 p.m.

 

March 31

• Crowne Point Office Building, 25900 Greenfield Road, Oak Park, 6 p.m.-midnight.

• Lubavitch Cheder School, 14000 W. Nine Mile Road, Oak Park, noon-6 p.m.

• The U.S. Postal Service,  22200 W. 11 Mile Road, Southfield, 4-7 p.m.

 

April 1

• Green Garden Child Development Center, 1123 E. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Oak Park Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic, 24661 Coolidge Highway, Oak Park, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

• Yeshivas Darchei Torah School, 21550 W. 12 Mile Road, Southfield, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

• Prime 10 Restaurant, 15600 W 10 Mile Road, Southfield, 8:30-11:30 p.m.

• Target, 30333 Southfield Road, Southfield, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

 

April 2

• Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak – Emergency Department and South Outpatient Radiology, 3601 W. 13 Mile Road, 3-9 p.m.

• Marina's Alterations, 15075 Lincoln St., Oak Park, 4-8 p.m.

• Medical Center Pediatrics, 30400 Telegraph Road, Suite 101, Bingham Farms, 2:30-6:30 p.m.

 

April 3

• Crowne Point Office Building, 25900 Greenfield Road, Oak Park, 7:30 -10 p.m.

 

According to health officials, measles is a vaccine-preventable disease that is spread not only by direct person-to-person contact, but can also be spread through the air by a contagious person sneezing or coughing.

The measles virus can live for up to two hours in the air after the infected person has coughed or sneezed, officials said.

Symptoms of measles are a high fever, which may spike to over 104 degrees; a cough; a runny nose; red, watery eyes; tiny white spots on the inner cheeks, gums and roof of the mouth two to three days after symptoms begin; and a rash that is red, raised or blotchy, which usually starts on the face and spreads to the trunk, arms and legs three to five days after the symptoms begin.

The symptoms of the disease usually begin seven to 14 days after exposure, but they can appear up to 21 days after exposure.

It is recommended that possibly exposed individuals watch for symptoms for 21 days after exposure to the virus. If symptoms do develop, health experts recommend calling ahead to the health care provider you plan to visit so they can take precautions to prevent exposure to other people.

“Measles is in the community and highly contagious. You need to get vaccinated if you are unsure whether you have been vaccinated or unsure if you have had measles in the past,”  Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County, said in the press release. “If symptoms develop, do not visit your doctor or emergency room unless you call ahead so they can take precautions to prevent exposure to other individuals.”

The MMR vaccine is available through some health providers, the Oakland County Health Division offices in Southfield and in Pontiac, and at many pharmacies.

The vaccine is a two-dose series and costs $71 per dose. There is a $7 fee per vaccination, per

client. The Health Division accepts health insurance, as well as Medicaid, Medicare, the Vaccines for

Children program, cash and credit.

VFC offers vaccines at no cost for eligible children. There are additional fees for credit card payments.

Officials said no one will be denied access to the vaccine due to the inability to pay. In this case, a discounted/sliding fee schedule is available.

Additional sites of potential exposure may be identified as more information becomes available.

For more information about measles, visit www.oakgov.com/health or call Nurse on Call at (800) 848-5533, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays For up-to-date public health information, follow @publichealthOC on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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