Monday, February 12, 2018

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is investigating and contacting people who may have been exposed to the measles. Norman Regional HealthPlex is one of the three locations the Health Department has identified as a place that the person with measles had visited.

The person with measles was reported to have been at the Norman Regional HealthPlex from 12:25 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6. The person was in the areas of the emergency department, outpatient lab and registration. Norman Regional has contacted employees who we believe may have been in this area at that time or who may have had contact with this person.

The safety of both our patients and our healers is always a priority for Norman Regional and we are working closely to assist the Health Department.

Measles starts with a fever that can get very high. Other symptoms of measles include:

  • Cough, runny nose and red eyes
  • Rash of tiny, red spots that start at the head and spread to the rest of the body
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear infection

If you have signs and symptoms of measles and are seeking healthcare please contact your healthcare provider BEFORE your arrival to their location.

Those who think they may have been at risk of exposure should review their immunization records and contact the Cleveland County Health Department (405-321-4048 ext. 260), their local county health department or the OSDH epidemiologist-on-call at 800-234-5963 (24/7/365 availability).