MAP: More measles cases confirmed, exposure areas expanded

The number of measles cases stemming from an outbreak at a private detention center has increased to 11 confirmed cases.

State health officials announced the potential exposure area has been expanded; they said some of the people with measles may have exposed others within Maricopa and Pinal counties.

Officials first announced the outbreak at an Eloy facility on Thursday along with the first two confirmed cases, bringing Saturday's total to ten, but on Monday they increased the total to 11.

Click on each point in the map below to see the location's possible measles exposure windows:

Officials say the newly identified public exposure includes the following:  

  • Wednesday, May 18: Denny's (1851 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande) from 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 18: Wal-Mart Pharmacy (1741 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande) from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 19: Wal-Mart Pharmacy (1741 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande) from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • May 20 through May 29: Circle K (2382 N. Pinal Ave., Casa Grande)
  • Friday, May 20: Safeway (1449 N. Arizona Blvd., Coolidge) from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Golden Corral (2064 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande) from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Ross (1004 N. Promenade Pkwy, Casa Grande) 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.; Wal-Mart (1741 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande) 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.; Corner Store (2182 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande) from 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
  • Friday, May 27: Cheddars (2530 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler) from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Officials say previously reported exposures include the following:

  • Saturday, May 21: Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino (15406 N. Maricopa Rd.) from 6 a.m. - 2 a.m. on May 22. 
  • Sunday, May 22: Arco AM/PM (2245 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande) from 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. 
  • Sunday, May 15 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.; Monday, May 16 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Wednesday, May 18 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Apostolic Assembly The Faith (424 E. Frontier St., Eloy). 
  • Tuesday, May 17: Villa Oasis High School graduation (3740 N. Toltec Rd., Toltec) from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

A fever, red, watery eyes and a runny nose compliment the red rash that is raised and blotchy and a hallmark of those infected with measles. Those who think they may have the disease are asked to call their doctor before going in to warn that they may have measles.

Anyone who has received two MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccines or were born before 1957 and received one MMR vaccine are immune to contracting measles.

For further information on on measles, click here . Community members can call (602) 839-2275 with outbreak-related questions. 

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