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WASHTENAW COUNTY, Mich. – Health officials are warning of a possible measles exposure after a case was confirmed in an adult who lives in Livingston County and works in Washtenaw County.

Officials with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said residents might have been exposed to measles at several public areas in Washtenaw and neighboring counties between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2

Here are the places and times affected:

  • Ann Arbor State Bank, located at 125 West William Street in Ann Arbor, on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.
  • Treasure Mart, located at 529 Detroit Street in Ann Arbor, on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27 from noon to 2 p.m. both days.
  • Humane Society of Huron Valley, located at 3100 Cherry Hill Road in Ann Arbor, on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. both days.
  • Karl’s Cabin Restaurant and Bar, located at 6005 Gotfredson Road in Plymouth, on Sept. 28 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dixboro General Store, located at 5206 Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor, on Sept. 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Anyone who might have been affected at these locations should check for rashes, fever and other symptoms of measles for 21 days, health officials said.

If you suspect measles, seek medical treatment as soon as possible, officials said.

Officials said the businesses should not be contacted about the possible exposure because they did nothing wrong.

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Since measles can be spread through the air by an infected person, Washtenaw County Public Health alerted the public about the potential exposures.

A person with measles is contagious for four days before and four days after a rash appears. Anyone in the same location up to two hours after someone contagious with measles was there is considered potentially exposed.

"Measles is very contagious," said Jessie Kimbrough Marshall, MD, MPH, medical director for Washtenaw County Public Health. "While the period for post-exposure vaccination has passed, we still have the responsibility of alerting our residents and health care providers to watch for signs of illness consistent with measles. Also, this potential exposure underscores the need for all eligible individuals to vaccinate against measles."