Measles case confirmed in Cleveland County
NORMAN, Okla. (KOKH) —
The Oklahoma State Department of Health has confirmed the first case of measles in Oklahoma in three years.
The department says that the case was confirmed in Norman. The infected individual had just returned to the state from international travel. The contagious respiratory disease spreads through the air and can stay airborne up to two hours after those infected leave the indoor area.
Officials would like to alert anyone that may have been in contact with the person infected. The individual with the confirmed case visited the following locations:
- Norman Pediatrics, 808 Wall Street: 9:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Feb. 2 and 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6
- Chuck E Cheese's, 2202 Interstate Drive: 12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Norman Regional HealthPlex, 3300 HealthPlex Parkway: 12:25 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 6
The department would like to identify those who may have been in the areas at the specific time to inform them of the exposure and give them recomendations on treatment.
Those who are susceptible to measles develop symptoms 10 days after exposure. Symptoms include mild to moderate fever, runny nose, red eyes and cough.
Those who think they may have been exposed should contact the Cleveland County Health Department at 405-321-4048 or the OSDH epidemiologist on-call at 1-800-234-5963.