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18 more cases are out on Measles outbreak in Oakland County

According to the health officials, the measles outbreak in Oakland County has grown to 18 confirmed cases.
This outbreak is believed to be linked to an ill-traveller from Israel who visited Oakland country from March 6-13.
Measles symptoms include cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes, sore throat, fever and a red, blotchy skin rash and often occur 10-14 days after exposure to the virus. It is preventable by Vaccines.
970 people received vaccines from March 22 to March 24. “Vaccination is available and effective within 72 hours of exposure. High-risk individuals can receive immune-globulin (Ig) treatment within 6 days of exposure,” health staff said. Officials also addressed the people who didn’t have documentation of 2 measles vaccine from a doctor or Michigan Care Improvement registry or those who don’t know if they have been vaccinated, to contact their health providers or visit a vaccine clinic.

The state health officials also released a new list of measles exposure dates and locations. The full list can be found here:
,www.oakgov.com/health.

Possible measles exposure dates and time:

March 23
-Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit: 24600 Greenfield
Road, Oak Park, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

March 22
Aldi: 26300 Greenfield Road, Oak Park, 1:15 – 4:00 p.m.
Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit: 24600 Greenfield
Road, Oak Park, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Berkley Urgent Care: 3270 Greenfield Road, Berkley, Noon
– 4:00 p.m.
Congregation Shomrey Emunah: 25451 Southfield Road,
Southfield, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.
One Stop Kosher Food Market: 25155 Greenfield Road,
Southfield, Oak Park, 1:45 – 4:30 p.m.

March 21
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak – Emergency Department: 3601 W. 13 Mile Road, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Congregation Yagdil Torah: 17100 W 10 Mile Road,
Southfield, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 7:00 – 9:45 p.m.
Dorfman Funeral Home: 30440 West 12 Mile Road,
Farmington Hills, 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Dovid Ben Nuchim: 14800 Lincoln St., Oak Park, 8:30 –
11:30 p.m.
Yeshiva Beth Yahuda: 15751 Lincoln Drive, Southfield, 8:15
a.m. – 1:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. – 12:45 a.m.
Ohr HaTorah Synagogue: 15150 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park,
8:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 2:45 – 5:30 p.m.

March 20
Aldi: 26300 Greenfield Road, Oak Park, All Day
Kollel Institute of Greater Detroit: 15230 Lincoln St., Oak
Park, 8:20 – 11:20 a.m.
Meijer: 5150 Coolidge Hwy., Royal Oak, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30
p.m.
One Stop Kosher Food Market: 25155 Greenfield Road,
Southfield, Oak Park, Noon – 3:30 p.m.
Pointview Products: 46986 Liberty Drive, Wixom, 8:00 a.m.
– 3:30 p.m.
Ohr HaTorah Synagogue: 15150 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak
Park, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Yeshiva Beth Yahuda: 15751 Lincoln Drive,
Southfield,10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.]

Health officials have said that anyone present at these
locations at the given time or date are at high risk of being
exposed to measles.

Some of the Vaccination sites across Oakland County are:

Oakland County Health Division offices in Southfield and
Pontiac is open Monday, 8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and
Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

North Oakland Health Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Road,
Building 34 East, Pontiac.

South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road,
Southfield.

Other locations:
Tuesday, March 26 at Young Israel of Oak Park, 15140 W 10
Mile Road, Oak Park, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday through Friday – Young Israel of Oak Park,
15140 W 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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