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2 more metro locations listed as possible measles exposure sites

2 more metro locations listed as possible measles exposure sites
Posted at 9:46 AM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-20 11:31:02-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Friday there are two new possible measles exposure sites in the metro area.

This comes as several cases of measles have been confirmed on both the Kansas and Missouri sides; as of Friday, there are 18 cases in Kansas and four in Missouri.  

People who went to the following two locations on the dates and times listed may have been exposed to measles.

  • KCI Expo Center - Midwest Parent Vendor Hall at 11730 NW Ambassador Dr., Kansas City, Missouri - April 6 between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart at 1601 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas - April 10, between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The map below shows all possible exposure sites since the outbreak began.

Measles symptoms 

Symptoms typically begin with a high fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. Three to five days after symptoms begin a rash develops and usually starts on the face at the hairline and spreads down to the neck, arms, and legs, according to KDHE. 

The best way to prevent measles is to get the MMR vaccine. If you have had measles or have been vaccinated, your risk of contracting the disease is extremely low. 

People who are ill or exhibiting measles-like symptoms should stay home unless they are seeking medical care. The news release says before visiting a healthcare provider, call ahead so the provider can take measures to protect other patients and staff.