A case of measles has been identified in a Miami County resident. Contacts of the individual are being notified by local health departments to assess their measles vaccination status, and to provide information regarding signs and symptoms of measles, and appropriate quarantine measures, if needed.

If you were in the Kroger Marketplace located at 885 Union Blvd, Englewood, Ohio on February 13 from 12:45 pm to 4:00 pm you were exposed to measles. Please visit this website http://www.phdmc.org/measles-contact to provide your contact information.  Local health department nursing staff need to contact you regarding the next steps you should take to protect your health and the health of others. If you do not have access to the internet, you may call (937) 225-5991 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Measles is very contagious. People infected with measles can spread it to others, even before they have symptoms.  The measles virus can live for up to two hours in the air after an infected person leaves the room. Nine out of 10 unvaccinated children who are exposed to measles will become infected.  Symptoms may not occur for up to 21 days after exposure to an individual who has measles.

Symptoms of measles can include high fever, cough, runny nose, watery eyes, and a rash beginning 3-5 days after other symptoms occur.  Measles can be serious, and about 1 in 5 children who get measles will be hospitalized with complications such as pneumonia, dehydration, or brain swelling. 

Please note: Public Health does not provide testing or treatment for measles. If you are experiencing symptoms, avoid contact with others and seek care from your healthcare provider. Call the provider before you arrive to notify them you have a measles concern, so that further spread can be prevented.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all children get two doses of MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age. MMR vaccine can also be given to adults, who are not vaccinated, or whose vaccination status is unknown.

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