Michigan Health Deptartment Confirms Two Cases of Measles

Sep 25, 2013

The Michigan Department of Community Health has confirmed two cases of measles in Michigan this year with one more possible case they are currently investigating. Michigan is one of 16 states with confirmed cases of the highly contagious, viral disease.  

The Measles Virus
The Measles Virus
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Washtenaw County Public Health Epidemiologist Laura Bauman says there have been no reported cases of measles in Washtenaw County so far. She says the two infants who came down with the disease were not vaccinated:
 

Bauman says it is very important that people, especially children, get vaccinated for measles. She says the vaccination is highly effective and though vaccinations against measles usually start at twelve months, it is being recommended that children as young as six months get vaccinated if traveling out of the country.