Kansas health officials investigate measles cases

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Health officials continue investigating what is technically being called a measles outbreak hit south-central Kansas.

Adrienne Byrne with the Sedgwick County Health Department says that a person infected with measles flew into Wichita from Chicago, where this person infected a Sedgwick County resident while on the flight.

The original case is likely from the person visiting Romania; this person is from Butler County.

Since then, several locations that the Sedgwick County resident visited have been notified. Anyone who was exposed to the 11 locations below and is experiencing a fever or rash is asked to contact the KDHE Epi-Hotline at 1 (877) 427-7317. 

The locations are as follows:

  • Monday, July 10, 2017, between 6:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Lamar’s Donuts located at 10051 West 21st Street
  • Monday, July 10, 2017, between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Pathway Church located at 2001 North Maize Road
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017, between 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Walmart located at 21st and Maize
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017, between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Kwik Shop located at 37th and Maize
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017, between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Jason’s Deli located at 21st and Ridge
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Jiffy Lube located at 21st and Ridge
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017, between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Academy Sports located at 2710 North Maize Road
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017, between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Michael’s located at 2441 North Maize Road
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017, between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Family Video located at 29th and Tyler
  • Thursday July 13, 2017, between 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Moxley and Wagle Periodontics located at 825 South Hillside
  • Thursday July 13, 2017, between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Vermillion Elementary located at 501 South James Avenue

Since the Sedgwick County case, an infant tested negative after possible exposure. The Sedgwick County Health Department Director is asking people to make sure that they are up to date on vaccination for measles. 

The measles cases are technically described as an outbreak because two separate people have been infected. 

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