Eight more measles cases confirmed in Oakland County outbreak

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The department is "working directly with the case to identify potential contacts and make arrangements for follow up immunizations and care if necessary", officials said in a release. The virus can live for up to two hours in the air where the infected person was present.

MI health officials say three more cases of measles have been confirmed in the Detroit area, raising the number in Oakland County to eight since March 13.

A person prepares a measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, which protects against 93-97 percent of measles cases. High-risk individuals include those who are unvaccinated or unsure about vaccination status, pregnant women and those who are immune-compromised (have a weakened immune system due to illness and disease like diabetes or HIV, malnutrition, and/or medications).

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Oakland County Health Division are urging people to get vaccinated.

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

The Oregon Health Authority has confirmed a second case of measles in Salem.

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Kroger: 23675 Greenfield Rd.: Southfield, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

March 17 Yeshivas Darchei Torah School: 21550 W. 12 Mile Rd., Southfield, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Beth Tefilo: 24225 Greenfield Rd., Southfield, 8:00-11:00 a.m. Lowe's Home Improvement: 28650 Telegraph Rd., Southfield, 12:20-3:30 p.m. Lowe's Home Improvement: 434 W. East 12 Mile Rd., Madison Heights, 3:00-7:00 p.m. Home Depot: 660 W. 12 Mile Rd., Madison Heights, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. The vaccine is also available at other times through that office and through the health division's office in Pontiac, some health providers and many pharmacies.

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 9 a.m.to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

Brede, Inc.: 19000 Glendale Ave., Detroit, 12:00 - 7:30 p.m.

In addition, the health department is warning of possible areas of exposure in the Detroit metro area.


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