A visitor from Israel by way of New York City may have exposed individuals to measles at several locations around Oakland County, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Oakland County Health Division confirmed.
Health officials say individuals may have been exposed to the measles at these locations:
♦ Lincoln Liquor & Rx at 25901 Coolidge Highway in Oak Park on Friday, March 8, from 12:20 to 2:45 p.m.
♦ Jerusalem Pizza at 26025 Greenfield Road in Southfield on Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
More locations are at the link.
Measles is a highly communicable, vaccine-preventable disease that has found new life thanks to ignorance. Parents are refusing or delaying immunization of their children due to misplaced fears of long-term consequences of the vaccine, none of which have been confirmed by scientific study. If their children are infected, they can look forward to nursing them through high fevers and a rash and potential complications, which include encephalitis and even death. These complications are well-established medical knowledge, but some people would rather listen to Dr. Google.
If measles catches hold in southeast Michigan again, that's who you can blame.