Officials: Two cases of measles confirmed in AZ

Posted at 6:44 PM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 00:22:00-04

Officials have confirmed two cases of measles in Arizona.

The Arizona Department of Health Services said one of the cases may have exposed the public at the following times and locations:

- Saturday, May 21, 2016: Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 North Maricopa Road in Maricopa from approximately 6:00 PM until 2:00 AM (May 22).

- Sunday, May 22, 2016: Arco AM/PM Store, 2245 East Florence Boulevard in Casa Grande from 8:30 AM until 11:00 AM.

Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino released the following statement to ABC15: "Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino has been notified by the Arizona Department of Health Services that on the evening of May 21st from 6 p.m. to May 22nd at 2 a.m. a guest, who had been confirmed to have been previously exposed to measles, was on site at the casino. We are following the recommendations of the health department."

Officials said the other case did not have exposure to public areas.

Measles begins with a fever, red, watery eyes, cough and a runny nose. The symptoms also include a rash that is red, raised and blotchy.

If you believe you have measles contact your health provider by phone. If you do not have a health provider, call your local emergency room or urgent care for guidance.

The measles cases originated in the Eloy Detention Center.

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