Measles case confirmed in Oakland County

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

A case of measles has been confirmed in Oakland County, state and area health officials announced Friday.

“This case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in California, but an exact connection has not yet been determined,” the Oakland County Health Division said in a statement. “Measles is a highly contagious disease and can be transmitted five days before and four days after the rash appears.”

The Michigan Department of Community Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the case in an adult Oakland County resident, officials said.

The case comes as Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has authorized the Oakland County Health Division to open their nurse-on-call hotline and clinic offering the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 1200 N. Telegraph, Building 34 East, Pontiac.

Residents can reach the nurse on call at 1-800-848-5533 and through 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.