Health officials investigating measles exposure case in MS

Health officials in Mississippi are investigating a measles exposure case in Mississippi from an out of state traveler.

From the MSDH:

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is investigating measles exposure in Mississippi from an out-of-state traveler. The exposure happened at various locations from April 9-11.

“We are conducting a thorough investigation of the contacts we know this individual made during that timeframe. Measles is extremely contagious, with a 90 percent chance of infection from exposure if you are not protected,” said MSDH State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs. “So far we have not identified any cases in Mississippi, but please understand that you may have been exposed without knowing. Those who have not been vaccinated against measles need to take immediate precautions.”

If you were at any of the locations during the specified dates and times listed below, you could be potentially exposed to measles. Please make sure you and your family are up-to-date on vaccinations, monitor for symptoms, and if symptoms do appear, call your physician or local emergency room BEFORE going to make sure the facility can make proper arrangements to avoid further spread of the illness. Subway Restaurant inside the Circle K, 4050 U.S. Highway 11 in Hattiesburg
2-4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9 Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, 3509 Hardy Street in Hattiesburg
10-11 p.m.

  • Subway Restaurant inside the Circle K, 4050 U.S. Highway 11 in Hattiesburg
    2-4 p.m.
    Tuesday, April 9
  • Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, 3509 Hardy Street in Hattiesburg
    10-11 p.m.

Jon Ross Myers

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