University Health Service

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An international visitor to the U-M Ann Arbor campus – who has now returned home  – was confirmed on April 12, 2019 as having measles.

Anyone who visited the following campus locations on these dates should monitor themselves for rash with fever or other symptoms consistent with measles over the next couple of weeks:

  • Intramural Sports Building on April 1, 3 and 4
  • North Quad Complex on April 3
  • Angell Hall Courtyard Computing Site (the Fishbowl) on April 4 and 5   

Exposure may have also occurred in off-campus locations. For details see Washtenaw County Health Department

Measles is a highly contagious rash illness caused by a virus. Symptoms typically begin with high fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. A rash breaks out 3 to 5 days after symptoms begin.  If you develop measles symptoms, especially rash and fever:

  • Contact a health care provider as soon as possible. Currently enrolled students on the Ann Arbor campus may call UHS at 734-764-8320, day or night.
  • Do not expose others, for example by riding a bus or socializing.

For prevention, make sure you are vaccinated. MMR is a recommended childhood vaccine, and two doses provide about 97% protection against measles. You are considered immune to measles if you received two MMR doses. You’re also considered immune if you had measles or were born before 1957.

You can also protect yourself and others from measles and other respiratory infections by following these steps:​

  • Cover your cough and clean your hands frequently
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid sharing saliva, e.g. sharing cups and eating utensils, and kissing
  • See more at Take Care of Yourself and Your Fellow Wolverines

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