Residents Warned About Exposure To Possible Measles Case In Delaware


UPDATED: Friday May 2, 2014 5:12 PM

A person seeking treatment for the measles was at a health clinic in Delaware, and officials fear others may have been exposed to the virus.

Officials say the person was at the OhioHealth Marion Area Physicians (formerly known as Smith Clinic) on Thursday between 3:30 and 7 p.m. The clinic is located at 6 Lexington Blvd.

The district is now going to have a walk-in clinic to vaccinate anyone who may have been exposed.

The free walk-in clinic will be held Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. for only those unvaccinated persons exposed at the Smith Clinic. Most insurance will be accepted and no one will be turned away.

The possible exposure occurred when a patient went to the emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital and to a physician’s office seeking care. Additional exposure date and location includes: Sunday April 27 at OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital Emergency Room between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and overnight between the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. Those exposed on that date are asked to call the Health District at (740) 368-1700 on Monday May 5 and ask to speak with a public health nurse.

More than 90 percent of people who are not immune will get measles if they are exposed to the virus. Two doses of MMR vaccine provide full protection against measles to 99 out of every 100 persons vaccinated.

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