Health officials now confirm 18 cases of measles in Oakland County

PONTIAC, Mich. - Health officials have confirmed 18 cases of measles in Oakland County since March 13.

Health officials noted that 970 measles vaccinations were given Friday through Sunday.

Officials said the travel-related case of measles came from an individual visiting from Israel.

“Measles is in the community and highly contagious. You need to get vaccinated if you are unsure whether you have been vaccinated or unsure if you have had measles in the past,” said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County. “If symptoms develop, do not visit your doctor or emergency room unless you call ahead so they can take precautions to prevent exposure to other individuals.”

If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of measles call the emergency room or physicians office before you arrive so doctors can take the steps needed to protect other patients from possible exposure.


Locations with risk of exposure

March 14 - 19:

  • Congregation B’Nai Israel: 15400 W. 10 Mile Rd., Oak Park
  • Ahavas Olam: 15620 W 10 Mile Rd., Southfield
  • Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit: 24600 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park
  • Kollel Institute of Greater Detroit: 15230 Lincoln St., Oak Park

March 15 - 18:

  • One Stop Kosher Food Market: 25155 Greenfield Rd., Southfield

March 15:

  • Young Israel of Oak Park: 15140 W. 10 Mile Rd., Oak Park, After 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Kroger, 23675 Greenfield Rd.: Southfield, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

March 16:

  • Huntington Woods Minyan: 14130 Balfour St., Oak Park, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

March 17: 

  • Yeshivas Darchei Torah School: 21550 W. 12 Mile Rd., Southfield, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

March 18:

  • Kroger: 19853 W. 12 Mile Rd., Southfield, 8 p.m. -11 p.m.
  • Berkley Medical Center: 1695 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley, 11:15 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
  • Meijer: 28800 Telegraph Rd., Southfield, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Yeshivas Darchei Torah School: 21550 W. 12 Mile Rd., Southfield, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

March 20:

  • Brede, Inc.: 19000 Glendale Ave., Detroit, 12 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Aldi: 26300 Greenfield Rd, 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.
  • Ohr HaTorah Synagogue: 15150 W. 10 Mile Rd, Oak Park, 7 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 
  • One Stop Kosher Food Market: 25155 Greenfield Rd., Southfield, Oak Park, Noon - 3:30 p.m. 
  • Pointview Products: 46986 Liberty Dr., Wixom, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
  • Yeshiva Beth Yahuda: 15751 Lincoln Dr, Southfield,10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

March 21

  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak – Emergency Department: 3601 W. 13 Mile Rd., 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
  • Congregation Yagdil Torah: 17100 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. 
  • Dorfman Funeral Home: 30440 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Dovid ben Nuchim: 14800 Lincoln St, Oak Park, 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.
  • Yeshiva Beth Yahuda: 15751 Lincoln Dr, 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 Rd, Oak Park, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 2:45 - 5:30 p.m. 

March 22

  • Aldi: 26300 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, 1:15 - 4 p.m.
  • Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit: 24600 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Berkley Urgent Care: 3270 Greenfield Rd, Berkley, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Congregation Shomrey Emunah: 25451 Southfield Rd, Southfield, 7:30 - 10 p.m.
  • One Stop Kosher Food Market: 25155 Greenfield Rd., Southfield, Oak Park, 1:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

March 23

  • Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit: 24600 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

For further locations check the document below:

View the complete list of measles exposure locations here.

Symptoms, treatment

A vaccine is effective within 72 hours of exposure, according to health officials. Immune Globulin treatment is effective within six days of exposure for high-risk individuals.

People who believe they were possibly exposed are asked to watch for symptoms for at least 21 days after exposure. Measles can be spread by person-to-person contact and through the air by sneezing or coughing. The virus can live for up to two hours in the air.

Symptoms usually begin seven to 14 days after exposure but can appear up to 21 days later, according to officials.

Symptoms include:

  • High fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Red and watery eyes
  • White spots on inner cheeks, gums and roof of the mouth
  • A rash that is red, raised, blotchy and usually starts on the face.

“Measles is a highly contagious respiratory infection,” said Dr. Russell Faust, medical director for Oakland County Health Division. “Immunizations are the best way to protect our families and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, particularly in light of recent outbreaks nationally and worldwide.”

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