Five additional cases of Measles confirmed for MI

Phillip Cunningham
April 7, 2019

Upon further investigation, health officials have confirmed that the measles case was considered to be identified in Tehama County.

Doctors have confirmed another case of measles, this time on Vancouver Island.

In response to the latest confirmed cases, the Oakland County Health Division is hosting a measles vaccination clinic open to the public Saturday from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m.at the South Oakland Health Center in Southfield.

Ottawa Public Health has confirmed a case of measles in the city. No other vaccines will be available at the clinic. March 27, 5:30 to 9 p.m.: Real Canadian Superstore, 760 Eagleson Rd. Two doses of MMR vaccine are recommended for worldwide travelers, college students, and healthcare personnel.


People who should not get the vaccine include those who are pregnant, immune-compromised, or allergic to a component of the MMR vaccine, Ryan said. It is rare in the United States due to the widespread availability of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine; however, visitors from other countries or US citizens traveling overseas can become infected before or during travel. The United States averaged about 60 cases of measles a year from 2000 to 2010, but the average number of cases jumped to 205 a year in recent years.

Measles is one of the world's most infectious diseases and in rare cases, can be deadly.

"Last week, in an effort to contain an outbreak of measles that began in October, Rockland County, New York, banned unvaccinated people under age 18 from public places", CNN reported. Eyes may become reddened and sensitive to light while the fever gradually rises each day, often peaking as high as 103° to 105° F. Small bluish white spots surrounded by a reddish area may also appear on the inside of the mouth. "Also, measles virus can live for up to two hours in an airspace where the infected person coughed or sneezed".

"These kinds of symptoms are less common after the second dose", she said, "and if they occur, they usually resolve over a few days". Two to four days later, a rash starts on the face and upper neck. In addition, immune globulin (Ig) treatment is effective within six days of exposure for high-risk individuals.

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