Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Possible Measles Exposure at Turtle Creek Mall

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement.

A new location of possible measles exposure has been added to the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) investigation into an out-of-state traveler who was contagious with measles while in Mississippi. The exposure happened at various locations from April 9-11.

The new location is as follows:

Turtle Creek Mall Food Court, 1000 Turtle Creek Drive in Hattiesburg
12-2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10

The locations and times of possible exposure previously released were as follows:

Subway Restaurant inside the Circle K, 4050 U.S. Highway 11 in Hattiesburg
2-4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, 3509 Hardy Street in Hattiesburg
10-11 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10

If you were at any of the locations during the specified dates and times listed below, you could be potentially exposed to measles. Please make sure you and your family are up-to-date on vaccinations, monitor for symptoms, and if symptoms do appear, call your physician or local emergency room BEFORE going to make sure the facility can make proper arrangements to avoid further spread of the illness.

Measles is a serious respiratory disease of the lungs and breathing tubes that starts with a high fever, followed soon after by a cough, runny nose, and red eyes. On the third to seventh day of illness, a rash of tiny, red spots breaks out. The rash starts at the head and spreads to the rest of the body. Symptoms usually appear about 11 days after exposure with a range of seven to 21 days.

Measles spreads when a person infected with the measles virus breathes, coughs or sneezes. It is very contagious, with the virus lingering in a room where a person with measles has been for up to two hours. Measles can be serious. It can lead to pneumonia, encephalitis (swelling of the brain), and death. Young children are at higher risk for complications, especially those under 12 months old who are too young to receive the measles vaccination.


For more information on measles, visit HealthyMS.com/measles. Follow MSDH by email and social media at HealthyMS.com/connect.

18 comments:

Madison Rulz said...

This press release buries the lead. Turtle Creek Mall is still open? That's amazing.

Anonymous said...

It’s about the only thing you can get at that mall

Anonymous said...

Is there no information on the infected person? I would like to know if it was a US Citizen or an illegal alien.

Anonymous said...

4:17 PM Immigrants have a higher vaccination rate than citizens. Right wing crazies are the biggest threat when it comes to being infected.

Anonymous said...

It has to be an alien. It is mandatory in Mississippi to vaccinate. Build the wall

Anonymous said...

Typical day of an anti vaxer. Waste a day at the mall and eat fried crap. Then get on the internet and raise holy hell about mandated health measures. Get measles.

They left out, blame immigrants.

Anonymous said...

Immigrants have a higher vaccination rate than citizens.

Across the board? Nope.

Anonymous said...

" Immigrants have a higher vaccination rate than citizens. "

Not the illegal ones. Educate yourself (or stop lying if you know the truth already).

Anonymous said...

I'd rather be exposed to the measles than Mark Baker (whoever he is).

Anonymous said...

"Immigrants have a higher vaccination rate than citizens"

Are you being paid to pass out these fake-news fliers or do you do this as a volunteer?

Anonymous said...

Will the racists please cite one single mainstream news article as proof that immigrants aren't vaccinated and are infecting unvaccinated Documented residents.

You can't? Well then stop spreading vicious racist lies. We are a nation of immigrants.

Also, dont link to Alex Jones or Rush Limbaugh as a source. They are neither mainstream or journalists. They are Russian traitors.

Anonymous said...

The measles guy is a resident of East Tennessee. If he was an illegal immigrant, Faux News would have made sure you knew about it.

Anonymous said...

Geez, all those decades of illegal immigration with the worst in 2007 and no epidemics like we're seeing now...how do you idiots explain that?

Did you know some Orthodox Jews are anti-vaxxers and spreading measles?

Ever heard of the" herd effect" in vaccinations or understand what that is?

Did it ever occur to you that those Mississippians who leave for greener pastures come back to visit?

And, did you miss the exemptions in MS's vaccination laws or ever consider that those exemptions might be now allowed more often because TPs vote?

You can repeat a lie over and over again and there are people stupid enough to believe the lie. Those of you certain the epidemic is mostly immigrants and not anti-vaxxers are deliberately stupid.

Anonymous said...

Anti-vaxers are disease vectors. I said on an earlier thread last week that I will publicly call out and shame any parent who refuses to vaccinate their children as nasty and demand that they stay away from my family. They are "unclean" in the Biblical sense for the Bible thumpers out there and should be publicly shunned and ridiculed.

I am also the poster whose younger sister was born profoundly deaf because our mother had measles when she was three months pregnant, before a vaccine was developed.

Anonymous said...

Obscuring your rabid anti-Semitism this time 11:35 AM?

Anonymous said...

12:10 I'm 11:35. Obscuring what with what? I don't give a rat's ass if the anti-vaxer is a Jew in NY, or a rich and stupid Scientologist resident of California, or a Baptist tea party idiot right here in Mississippi. Anti-vaxers are disease vectors who threaten the public welfare.

Since YOU want to dwell on anti-Semitism, which I do not share with you, go read the news on the Orthodox Jewish community in NYC which has infected over 300 people with measles, who just lost its lawsuit against NYC to avoid vaccinating its population, and was ORDERED to vaccinate. Thank goodness, we still have decent, educated judges who protect ALL of us, not just the fruitcakes who think they are more important than the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

626 measles cases Jan 1 to Apr 19

372 million current US population

626/327000000 = 0.00000191437

This is a non-problem

Anonymous said...

327 million current US population

Non-problem

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