Memorial Healthcare is providing you with an update on our post from April 24, 2019, regarding a patient of an independent provider who presented to our Outpatient Diagnostic Center at 100 Health Park in Owosso. The patient, per the independent provider, created precautionary measures for the potential of measles.
Please be informed that the test has come back NEGATIVE for measles from the State of Michigan and the Shiawassee County Health Department. There remains no confirmed cases of measles in Shiawassee County.
As always, our highest priority is the health and safety of those we serve.
What are the symptoms of measles?
• High fever (may spike to over 104 degrees F)
• Runny nose
• Red, watery eyes
• Tiny white spots on the inner cheeks, gums, and roof of the mouth
• A rash that is red, raised and blotchy; usually starts on the face
If symptoms develop, please DO NOT visit your doctor, an urgent care, or emergency department unless you have called ahead so precautions to prevent possible exposure to others can be made.
The measles vaccine is highly effective and very safe. If you or a loved one has not had the vaccine, please contact your doctor.
For the latest news, visit Michigan.gov/MeaslesOutbreak
ORIGINAL STORY: Memorial Healthcare is making the following statement in response to a social media statement with incorrect information.
On April 24, 2019, a patient of an independent provider (not employed by Memorial Healthcare) presented to our Outpatient Diagnostic Center at 100 Health Park in Owosso. This patient, per the independent provider, created precautionary measures for the potential of measles. Memorial Healthcare employees followed all precautionary measures before, during and after the patient presented to our laboratory. Please be informed that there are no confirmed cases of measles in Shiawassee County.