41 confirmed cases of Measles in MI

Henrietta Brewer
April 10, 2019

Among those, Washtenaw County now has its first case of the disease.

Butte County Public Health has confirmed another measles case out of Chico. One case was earlier reported in Wayne County.

In Brooklyn's Williamsburg community alone, 41 new cases were reported in the past week, according to the city's health department.

Measles is a highly-contagious disease which is spread through the air and by person-to-person contact.

Oakland County has a list of potential exposure sites on their county website, and Washtenaw will update their site with the same information as soon as they have it.

Symptoms usually begin seven to 14 days after exposure but in some cases symptoms won't be noticeable until 21 days after exposure.

The Washtenaw County Health Department is hosting a walk-in vaccination clinic on Tuesday, April 9.

March 29, 2019, 9:15 p.m. - 9:25 p.m., OC Transpo bus Route 12, Montreal Rd and North River Rd to Rideau St. and Sussex Dr. Another clinic on Wednesday, April 10, will run from 5 to 7 p.m.at 555 Towner Street in Ypsilanti.

"If you think you or someone in your family may have measles, stay at home and phone your doctor to alert them of your symptoms and allow them to make arrangements to assess you safely and without infecting other people, or call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for advice", Miller said. A single dose protects about 95% of children. A second vaccine dose is given before the start of kindergarten, between ages 4 and 6 years.

"At this stage, we believe the new cases are linked to other pre-existing cases, rather than being new cases from overseas or of unknown origin".

This is already the largest number of measles cases since 2014, when a total of 667 cases were recorded, the officials say. MI is among 19 states dealing with a measles outbreak. People then develop spots inside their mouth and sometimes a rash and a sudden fever spike, according to the CDC.

Other reports by iNewsToday