Measles case confirmed in LaGrange County

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LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind.--- The Indiana State Department of Health is warning people about a confirmed case of measles in Northern Indiana. Officials say the patient is a resident of LaGrange County, but is no longer infectious. However, businesses in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan could be affected.

ISDH officials say that anyone who visited Cameron Memorial Hospital Urgent Care in Angola, or Holy Angels Catholic Church, San Miguel Grocery, or Walmart Supercenter in Sturgis, Michigan on March 31st should monitor themselves for symptoms until April 21st.  

Officials say common symptoms for the measles are, fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes.

There is an ongoing measles outbreak in Michigan, but the Michigan Department of Health says this case is not related to that outbreak. 

In response to this case of measles, the Oakland County Health Division is offering a vaccination clinic on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Oakland Health Center. 

Health officials continue to recommend that the best way to avoid the measles is to get vaccinated.

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