Health officials warn of Measles exposure in the St. Louis Metro

Well being officers warn of Measles publicity within the St. Louis Metro

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – Well being officers urge consciousness as a case of internationally-imported measles has been confirmed within the St. Louis space.

The Missouri Division of Well being and Senior Providers, the St. Louis County Division of Public Well being, and the St. Charles County Division of Public Well being have been alerted to a confirmed case of measles that originated exterior the U.S. The departments and the CDC are presently ready on assessments to find out the pressure.

The present recognized location and time of publicity are:

GYM: Health Edge (10571 Previous Olive Road Rd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141)

07/21: Doable publicity danger from 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

07/24: Doable publicity danger from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

07/25: Doable publicity danger from 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

URGENT CARE: Whole Entry Pressing Care (2138 1st Capitol Dr., St Charles, MO 63301)

07/25: Doable publicity danger from 5-9 p.m.

HOSPITAL: Emergency Division on the Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Peters (10 Hospital Dr., St Peters, MO 63376)

07/25: Doable publicity danger from 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Officers from all companies are working to alert individuals who could have been uncovered to this extremely contagious illness. Officers urge the general public to concentrate on the signs of measles, which embody a rash that begins as flat crimson spots on the hairline and spreads right down to the neck, trunk, arms, legs and toes.

Different signs typically embody a rash and seem 7-21 days after publicity; they’re:

A excessive fever • Cough • Runny nostril • Pink, watery eyes

For those who imagine you might have been uncovered, contact your healthcare supplier and set an appointment for testing. For security, don’t go to the physician with out contacting your well being supplier first. The measles virus can stay infectious within the air for as much as two hours after an contaminated individual leaves an space.

Measles is a vaccine-preventable illness. People can examine with their healthcare supplier to be sure to and your loved ones are up-to-date on vaccines.

Residents with questions ought to contact their native well being division. St. Louis County residents could focus on their immunization standing and request a measles immunity check by calling the St. Louis Division of Public Well being at 314-615-1630 throughout common enterprise hours and 314-615-7677 after enterprise hours. To contact the St. Charles County Division of Public Well being, name (636) 949-7319.

Author: ZeroToHero

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