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Published: March 18, 2024

Measles case reported in a second Montgomery County resident

A case of measles has been identified in a second Montgomery County resident. There are two known locations where there was a measles exposure during the following dates and times. Anyone who was at either of these locations during the dates and times listed below, should notify their local health department. Health departments will assess vaccination status, provide information regarding signs and symptoms of measles, and inform individuals of the next steps to keep themselves and others protected.

Friday, March 8, 2024

Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202 during the 7 p.m. performance of Disney on Ice. Anyone who attended the show or was in the building up to two hours after the show ended, may have been exposed to measles.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Sugarcreek Health Center, 6438 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, OH 45459 between 12:55-4 p.m. There are multiple offices in this building. Anyone who was in this building during this time may have been exposed to measles.

Wyandot County residents who were in these areas at these specific times should contact Wyandot County Public Health by calling 419-294-3852. Residents from other counties should contact their local health department. Those who are unsure of who to contact may find their health department at odh.ohio.gov/find-localhealth-districts.

About measles

Measles is very contagious. Children infected with measles can spread it to others, even before they have symptoms. The measles virus can live for up to two hours in the air after an infected person leaves the room. Nine out of 10 unvaccinated individuals who are exposed to measles will become infected. Symptoms may not occur for up to 21 days after exposure to an individual who has measles.

Symptoms of measles can include high fever, cough, runny nose, watery eyes, and a rash beginning 3-5 days after other symptoms occur. Measles can be serious, and about 1 in 5 people who get measles will be hospitalized with complications such as pneumonia, dehydration, or brain swelling.

Nine out of 10 unvaccinated individuals who are exposed to measles will become infected.

Please note: Wyandot County Public Health does not provide testing or treatment for measles. Individuals experiencing symptoms, should avoid contact with others and seek care from a healthcare provider. Call the provider before arrival to notify them of a measles concern, so that further spread can be prevented.

Those who are unvaccinated, or do not know their vaccination status should talk to a healthcare provider about vaccination. The MMR vaccine is safe and effective with hundreds of millions of doses given. Contact a local pharmacy or healthcare provider to get vaccinated. In addition, Wyandot County Public Health provides the MMR vaccine during Monday and Friday clinics. Call to schedule an appointment at 419-294-3852.

Wyandot County Public Health is nationally accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Established in 2007, PHAB is the non-profit organization that administers the national accreditation program, which aims to advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation.