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Officials Confirm 2 More Measles Cases, New Exposure Sites

Officials Confirm 2 More Measles Cases, New Exposure Sites Photo: Centers for Disease Control

Created: April 17, 2019 11:34 AM

DETROIT (AP) - Health officials are reporting two more measles cases in the Detroit area and say one of the people may have exposed others in mid-Michigan and western Michigan.
    
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday the new cases of the highly contagious disease were in Oakland County and Detroit, bringing the state's 2019 total to 42. Most are in Oakland County.

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On Monday, health officials reported the number measles cases in the United States were on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years. 
    
The new cases in Michigan had possible exposure locations on certain recent days at a gas station in Lansing, a hotel in Grand Rapids, in the Detroit suburb of Oak Park and in the southeastern Michigan city of Ypsilanti.
    
Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated if they haven't received the vaccine in the past. The number of cases in Michigan is the highest since 65 in 1991.

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