Travel related measles confirmed in Oakland County - Thu 14 Mar 12:00 GMT

Health officials say people in Oakland County may have been exposed to a confirmed case of 'travel related' measles.

Travel related measles confirmed in Oakland County

  The Measles Vaccine, prophylaxis, is effective within 72 hours of exposure.

  In addition, Immune Globulin (Ig) treatment is effective within 6 days of exposure for high-risk individuals.

  Those who may have been exposed are advised to watch for symptoms 21 days after exposure.

  Symptoms of measles usually begin 7-14 days after exposure, but can appear up to 21 days after exposure and may include: • High fever (may spike to over 104˚F) • Cough • Runny nose • Red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis) • Tiny white spots on the inner cheeks, gums, and roof of the mouth (Koplik Spots) 2-3 days after symptoms begin • A rash that is red, raised, blotchy; usually starts on face, spreads to trunk, arms, and legs 3-5 days after symptoms begin