NASHVILLE, TN (WMC) - The Tennessee Department of Health held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to provide more information after an East Tennessee resident was diagnosed with measles.
State Epidemiologist Dr. Tim Jones took question from the media at the conference, which started at 3 p.m. in Nashville.
The health department’s investigation identified two locations in Tennessee where members of the public may have been exposed to measles.
Health officials said if you were at either of the following locations during the dates and times specified below, you may have been exposed to measles:
- Mapco 200 Browns Ferry Road, Chattanooga April 11, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
- Speedway 2148 North Charles G. Seivers Blvd., Clinton April 12, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
If you visited either of those locations during those times, health officials advise you to check your vaccination status and watch for symptoms if you are not immune from measles. If you do develop symptoms, officials said you should stay home and contact your healthcare provider before you visit their office.
While no cases have been reported yet in West Tennessee, health officials say all Tennesseans should be aware of measles and its symptoms that range from fever to body aches to a red rash.
For more information, visit the health department’s website at this link.