Oakland County confirms measles case: What to do if you were exposed
Freep.com - Thu 14 Mar 18:08 GMT

Michigan health officials confirm that a traveler infected with the measles may have spread the virus March 6-13 while visiting Oakland County.

Oakland County confirms measles case: What to do if you were exposed

  USA TODAY Michigan health officials have confirmed that a traveler from Israel who was infected with the measles may have spread the virus while visiting Oakland County March 6-13.

  “Immunizations are the best way to protect our families and communities from vaccine preventable diseases like measles, particularly in light of recent outbreaks nationally and worldwide,” said Dr. Russell Faust, Medical Director for Oakland County Health Division, in a news release.

  That puts them and other unvaccinated Michiganders at risk for contracting potentially life-threatening diseases like measles, whooping cough and mumps, Terri Adams, a registered nurse and section manager for the Division of Immunization at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services told the Free Press for a previous interview.

  The combined Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine is available through the Oakland County Health Division offices at 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 34 East, Pontiac and at 27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield.