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Health department: Person with measles visited multiple Wichita locations

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Kansas health officials are warning the public about a potential exposure to measles at multiple Wichita locations. (AP) Kansas health officials are warning the public about a potential exposure to measles at multiple Wichita locations. (AP)
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Kansas health officials are warning the public about a potential exposure to measles at multiple Wichita locations.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Sedgwick County Division of Health say that a number of people may have been exposed to the contagious illness.

The state health department has created a list of Wichita-area locations and dates where people may have been exposed. It asks residents who were in those areas to call the department for further evaluation.

Anyone who was exposed at the locations below and is experiencing fever or rash call the Epidemiology Hotline at 1-877-427-7317.

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

Symptoms of measles infection usually appear between 7-21 days after exposure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says infected people can spread measles to others from about four days before the rash appears to four days after.

The CDC says infants younger than 12 months, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are at high risk of complications from measles.

Health officials recommend that contacts stay home if they have a fever, except to see a healthcare provider. Before visiting a healthcare provider, call ahead so that the provider can take measures to protect other patients and staff.

For more information about measles, click here.

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