WI DHS identifies public locations where people may have been exposed to measles | Top Stories

MADISON (WKOW) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has identified four locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

This follows DHS’ announcement Friday that it had identified a case of measles in a person living in Dane County. Health officials say measles is highly contagious and spreads easily through coughing and sneezing. It is said that just being in the same room as someone with measles is enough to become infected.

People who were at these locations may have been exposed to the virus:

  • Kwik Trip, 603 W. Madison Ave. Milton, WI, Sunday, April 21, 2024, between 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • SSM Health Dean Medical Group – Janesville, 3200 E. Racine St., Janesville, WI, on Monday, April 22, 2024, between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Janesville, 3400 E. Racine St., Janesville , WI, Tuesday April 23, 2024 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • uBreakiFix, 2810 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI, Monday, April 22, 2024 between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Noodles and Co., 110 Limestone Pass, Cottage Grove, WI on Monday, April 22, 2024 between 5:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

DHS says a complete list of those exposed cannot be obtained. The agency is working with Public Health Madison & Dane County and Rock County Public Health to directly identify and notify individuals who may have been exposed to measles.

Anyone in these locations on these dates and times should monitor themselves for symptoms of measles. Symptoms appear 7 to 14 days after exposure to the virus, starting with a fever, cough, runny nose and watery eyes, followed by a rash that usually spreads from the head to the rest of the body, officials say. of health. If you develop any of these symptoms, you should stay home and call your doctor’s office or clinic before visiting you so that they can take precautions so that other patients are not exposed to the virus.

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