Two more cases of measles have been confirmed in Southeast Michigan, according to the state department of Health and Human Services.
One of the exposure locations is in Lansing at the Speedway Gas Station at 6041 S. Pennsylvania Avenue. The person was at the business between the hours of 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. on April 11.
Health department officials say the person is not from the Lansing area but did stop at the gas station while passing through town. Officials said the person went inside this speedway to use the restroom.
if you were there, signs of measles usually appear around seven to 14 days after you catch it. Health Department Officer Linda Vail said one way to prevent getting the disease is to get vaccinated.
“Vaccination is far and away the best way to prevent these diseases,” Vail said. “The vaccines exists, they’re safe, they’re effective.”
If you have symptoms, call your doctor or the emergency room before you visit. This is to make sure they can take precautions to prevent others from getting measles.
The new cases brings the state total to 43 for 2019.
Here is a list of the exposure locations for the new measles case linked to Ingham County, as well as Kent County:
- April 10, Beis Chabad of North Oak Park, 15401 West 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, 7:45 –10 p.m.
- April 11, Beis Chabad of North Oak Park, 15401 West 10 Mile Road, Oak Park 7:45 –10 p.m.
- April 11, Speedway Gas Station, 6041 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.
- April 12, Baymont by Wyndham Grand Rapids Airport, 2873 Kraft Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, approximately 12 – 3 a.m.
- April 12, BP Gas Station, 1166 Encorse Road, Ypsilanti 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- April 12, Urgent Care Med Express 3100 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, 1 – 6 p.m.
- April 12, Congregation B’Nai Israel, 15400 West 10 Mile, Oak Park, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
- April 13, Beis Chabad of North Oak Park, 15401 W 10 Mile Rd, Oak Park 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.