Visual Representation for Measles virus | Credits: SPL
Visual Representation for Measles virus | Credits: SPL

Measles Exposure Alert in the US: Possible Locations Identified in Washtenaw and Wayne Counties

United States: In recent days, worries about measles infections have been on the rise. Health authorities in Washtenaw and Wayne counties have sounded the alarm, suggesting that five specific locations could be potential exposure points for measles. This announcement follows confirmed cases reported in the area.

Officials from both counties have emphasized that an individual infected with measles may have exposed others to the virus, although they are uncertain about the exact connection between the exposure sites.

Details provided by health officials:

Washtenaw County

Authorities in the county have identified the Trinity Health Ann Arbor Emergency Department in Ypsilanti as the starting point of exposure. Possible exposure occurred on March 1st. Individuals who were present in that area of the hospital between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm may be at risk.

Wayne County

Health officials in Wayne County have identified four potential sites of measles exposure, including:

  • CVS Pharmacy at 2701 S. Telegraph Road, Dearborn, on February 27 between 4 pm and 6:30 pm.
  • WellStreet/Beaumont Urgent Care at 23100 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, on February 27 between 4 pm and 5:30 pm.
  • Henry Ford GoHealth Urgent Care at 26763 Ford Road, Dearborn Heights, on February 29 between 11:30 am and 4 pm.
  • Corewell Emergency Health Department at 18101 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, on February 29 between 3 pm and 8 pm.

Following the potential measles outbreak, the Wayne County Public Health Department has urged the general public to get vaccinated against the disease within six days of exposure if they experience any symptoms.

Symptoms of measles may include:

High fever (possibly exceeding 104˚ Fahrenheit).


Runny nose.

Red, watery eyes.

Additionally, infected individuals may notice tiny white spots inside the mouth, on the cheeks, gums, and roof of the mouth, as well as red rashes on the skin. These rashes typically appear within three to five days of experiencing symptoms.