Measles warning signs to look for

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) -- The state is trying to track down anyone who may have been exposed to Measles.

An infected traveler from Isreal was in Oakland County from March 6th through Wednesday.

He stopped at several business and a Synagogue in the area.

The bad news is the symptoms can hold off for up to three weeks after exposure.

They include a high fever, cough, runny nose and watery eyes.

A red blotchy rash usually forms two to three days later.

There have been no cases reported in Mid-Michigan, but local health departments are preparing for the possibility.

"Our county right now is on the lookout like everyone else is, and really is just aware of what is going on across the nation and in our own state. So that we can be prepared. What we are definitely seeing over the last several years is a rise in the number of measles cases." Said Linda Vail with The Ingham County Health Department.

If you develop Measles symptoms, you should call ahead before going to the doctor.

They may want to schedule a specific time for you to come in to help keep anyone else from getting exposed.