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Measles Outbreak

Measles Exposure Locations in Macomb County

Individuals who were at these locations during those time periods should monitor themselves for signs of measles 21 days after exposure and consult their healthcare provider if they have not been vaccinated or are unsure of their vaccination status.

May 12, 2019
Saints Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic Parish, 41233 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.,

May 11, 2019
Costco, 27118 Gratiot, Roseville, 5 – 7 p.m.

March 19, 2019
Bank of America, 45194 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb, Noon - 2:00 p.m.


Measles Vaccination information

Macomb County Health Department regular Immunization Clinic Hours


What is measles?

Measles is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease that is spread by direct person-to-person contact, and through the air.  The virus can live for up to two hours in the air where the infected person was present.  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 the face, spreads to the trunk, arms, and legs 3 - 5 days after symptoms begin

Persons potentially exposed should watch for symptoms for 21 days after exposure.  If symptoms develop, persons should not visit their doctor or hospital emergency department unless they call ahead so that heathcare providers can take precautions to prevent the exposure of other persons.

Measles vaccination is recommended for all persons born on or after January 1, 1957.  Individuals should receive 2 doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine with the first dose administered at 12-15 months of age and the second dose at 4-6 years of age.  Persons born on or after January 1, 1957, who have not been vaccinated or who are uncertain about their measles immunity should be vaccinated.

Measles Fact Sheet


Measles Exposure in Michigan

For complete information about the outbreak in Michigan: 2019 Michigan Measles Outbreak Information


Related Info

Measles resources from CDC