Wayne County Experiences New Case of Measles

Wayne County Public Health (WCPH) has confirmed a case of measles associated with international travel in an adult residing in Wayne County. This is the third confirmed case of measles in the state in just over a week, though the cases are not connected.  Cases are increasing across the U.S. and outbreaks are occurring nationally and globally.  Please see the press release below for exposure location information.

WCPH is alerting all providers to consider measles in any patient presenting with a febrile rash illness, especially if unvaccinated or vaccination status is unknown or with international travel in the last 21 days.  Immediate isolation, appropriate specimen collection, and notification are crucial to expedite public health action, including post-exposure prophylaxis, that can limit and control disease transmission.

More information:
Wayne County News Release 03/05/24
Measles Vaccine: Our Best Protection
Key Facts about Measles