Health Officials: Person with measles was in Oklahoma, could have infected others at end of April

A contagious virus was tracked to Oklahoma for the third time this year. A person with measles was in Pottawatomie Co...

Posted: May 8, 2018 6:06 PM
Updated: May 8, 2018 6:06 PM

A contagious virus was tracked to Oklahoma for the third time this year. A person with measles was in Pottawatomie County while they could have infected others at the end of April.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health was informed a person with the measles had been present at the FireLake Discount Foods (1570 Gordon Cooper Drive) Friday, April 27 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and at Nail Spa (4409 N. Kickapoo Avenue, Ste. 103) Saturday, April 28 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Anyone who was at either of the two locations during those times is considered exposed.

The virus is airborne and may remain in an area up to two hours after the infected person has left. An epidemiologist with the OSDH said the infection doesn't land on surfaces and, after the two hours, it's safe to be in those spaces.

The OSDH is working with both businesses to identify anyone who may have been exposed. According to health officials, there were 42 employees identified at FireLake Discount Foods at that time, 15 people who went into Nail Spa and 19 family contacts of the person who were exposed to the disease.

So far, no suspected cases have been identified.

Now, the OSDH is working to identify anyone else who may have come in contact with the virus.

Symptoms include cold-like symptoms, fever, rash, and can lead to pneumonia. Those symptoms can take ten days to show up, so officials say if you're having any now, you should call the local or state health department.

OSDH officials said they will follow up in about 22 days with the people who have been identified as being exposed, after the time for symptoms to develop has passed.

But health officials stress that most people are immunized for the measles with the MMR vaccine, so the chances of being infected are very low.

If anyone is experiencing symptoms, they should call their doctor or the health department before going into the office. They'll have special instructions for a visit to prevent anyone else from being exposed.

The Pottawatomie County Health Department can be reached at 405-273-2157 and the OSDH epidemiologist-on-call can be reached at 800-234-5963. Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services provides care for all Native Americans. Tribal members may call 405-273-5236 and ask for Public Health.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 61125

Reported Deaths: 1711
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds5209106
DeSoto328027
Madison228154
Rankin212428
Harrison209832
Jackson192934
Jones176557
Forrest163153
Washington148032
Lauderdale132388
Lee123230
Neshoba119487
Lamar111512
Oktibbeha105235
Lowndes97332
Warren96426
Scott95317
Bolivar93932
Copiah90924
Panola90711
Sunflower90622
Lafayette8699
Holmes84347
Leflore83259
Pike82632
Grenada81220
Yazoo77311
Leake76725
Lincoln74339
Wayne73221
Pontotoc7247
Simpson71126
Monroe69750
Coahoma65910
Tate64523
Marion59918
Adams58025
Covington57811
Winston57115
Marshall5668
George5415
Union51913
Newton51611
Attala49524
Tallahatchie49310
Pearl River48236
Walthall44218
Chickasaw43519
Noxubee41710
Claiborne40013
Smith37713
Jasper3758
Calhoun3748
Clay36814
Alcorn3544
Prentiss3376
Hancock32614
Tishomingo3163
Yalobusha31610
Lawrence3135
Itawamba30710
Tippah30412
Clarke29825
Montgomery2913
Humphreys26911
Tunica2656
Carroll24511
Greene22611
Kemper22315
Perry2217
Quitman2211
Amite2105
Jefferson Davis1986
Webster19712
Jefferson1916
Wilkinson18712
Sharkey1801
Stone1483
Choctaw1264
Benton1240
Franklin1142
Issaquena211
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 89927

Reported Deaths: 1580
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson11650225
Mobile8998191
Montgomery6198143
Madison493225
Tuscaloosa391263
Baldwin317522
Shelby300232
Marshall294730
Unassigned263351
Lee249140
Morgan220615
Etowah191425
DeKalb167713
Elmore158437
Calhoun15359
Walker145763
Houston130912
Dallas128023
Russell12201
Franklin118420
Limestone118313
St. Clair118212
Cullman111311
Colbert107612
Lauderdale105312
Autauga101020
Escambia96515
Talladega89013
Jackson8163
Chambers81438
Tallapoosa80478
Dale77619
Butler75135
Blount7223
Covington70420
Coffee7035
Chilton6976
Pike6547
Barbour5625
Lowndes54624
Marion53524
Marengo51514
Clarke4849
Hale44925
Bullock43711
Perry4284
Winston42811
Wilcox4029
Monroe3884
Randolph38810
Conecuh37110
Bibb3643
Pickens3639
Sumter36118
Washington31011
Macon30813
Lawrence3060
Crenshaw2843
Choctaw27312
Henry2433
Greene24011
Cherokee2337
Geneva2260
Clay2165
Lamar1942
Fayette1695
Cleburne1141
Coosa902
Out of AL00
Tupelo
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 72°
Columbus
Broken Clouds
69° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 69°
Oxford
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 66°
Starkville
Scattered Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 66°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather