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Michigan Measles Up To 41; Washtenaw County Makes List

Michigan Measles Up To 41; Washtenaw County Makes List

The increase has been driven in part by groups who, largely for religious or anti-government reasons, choose not to receive anti-measles vaccinations.

There have also been three confirmed cases in Placer County and one in Tehama County.

But while the highly transmissible disease is seen primarily in children, measles can strike adults who have never been vaccinated and are therefore not immune.

The State Health Department says of the 39 confirmed cases before April 8, only six people had the recommended MMR vaccine doses.

The measles outbreak in MI continues to grow as state health officials now report 41 confirmed cases since March 13.

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The states that have reported cases to CDC are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. Measles is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease that is spread by direct person-to-person contact, and through the air. So far this year, there have been 387 cases of measles confirmed in 15 states.

You can just go and get a boaster shot of the measles vaccine because the good news is that if you are not sure if you had the MR Vaccine (measles vaccine) there is no harm in getting another dose of MMR vaccine if you may already be immune to measles (or mumps or rubella).

"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. It says the vaccine is 97% effective. The disease can spread through the air from coughs or sneezes, making it especially easy to transmit, and the virus can live in the air for two hours, meaning anyone who breathes the air in that time can contract the virus.

Tiny white spots on the inner cheeks, gums, and roof of the mouth (Koplik Spots) 2-3 days after symptoms begin. A small percentage of those infected can develop pneumonia, swelling of the brain or other serious symptoms.


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