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Updated: Patient at Millard Suburban Hospital Diagnosed With Measles

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Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital has confirmed that an individual who reported to the Emergency Department on Monday, December 10th has tested positive for measles.

Hospital staff took immediate measures including placing the patient, who was clinically stable, on appropriate airborne isolation. The patient was treated and released.

As per protocol, the New York State Department of Health was notified and all patients, family members and hospital staff that were in the Emergency Department on Monday, December 10th (between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.) are being advised of the exposure. They will be given follow up instructions.

The patients’ identity will not be released due to Federal privacy law.

Individuals with additional questions or concerns may contact the hospital’s Infection Prevention Office at (716) 568-3999, Erie County Department of Health at (716) 858-7697 or their primary care provider.

Here is the list of locations and times where exposure may have occurred:

Catholic Charities, 20 Herkimer Street, Buffalo on 12/4/2018 between 11:00am and 5:00pm
Erie County Department of Health Clinic, 608 William Street, Buffalo on 12/4/2018 between 11:30am and 4:00pm
Sweet Home High School, 1909 Sweet Home Road, Amherst on 12/5/2018 between 5:00pm and 10:30pm
Erie County Department of Social Services, 158 Pearl Street, Buffalo on 12/6/2018 between 8:00am and 1:00pm
Erie County Department of Health Clinic, 608 William Street, Buffalo on 12/6/2018 between 10:30am and 2:00pm
Catholic Charities, 20 Herkimer Street, Buffalo on 12/6/2018 between 11:30am and 3:00pm
Erie County Department of Social Services, 158 Pearl Street, Buffalo on 12/6/2018 between 12:30pm and 4:30pm
Aldi, 4259 Transit Road, Buffalo on 12/6/2018 between 5:00pm and 9:00pm
Best Buy, 4401 Transit Road, Williamsville on 12/6/2018 between 6:00pm and 9:15pm
Marshalls, 2383 Maple Road, Williamsville on 12/6/2018 between 6:00pm and 10:00pm
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Emergency Department, 1540 Maple Road, Williamsville on 12/10/2018 between 9:00am and 5:30pm

The health department says measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by a virus. Symptoms include a high fever, pink eye, a rash, and runny nose.

Mary Friona

Mary Friona

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