MI measles cases up to 41; Washtenaw County reports first case

Leslie Hanson
April 10, 2019

The update, from the Auckland Regional Public Health service, came at 2.00pm on Monday.

Legislation to end religious and non-medical exemptions to vaccinations of school-age children has been proposed in New York State and New Jersey.

This is the highest number of measles in the state since 1991 when 65 cases were reported. The outbreaks in New York State and New Jersey account for most of the identified cases, and have been traced to unvaccinated members of Orthodox Jewish communities, the CDC said.

- A student at a middle school in Birmingham has one of the confirmed cases of the measles in metro Detroit right now. That threshold was reached last week when the national total for the year surpassed last year's total of 372.

A week ago, the CDC reported 387 cases in 15 states.

As of Thursday, 17 cases were reported in California. Seven cases have now been reported in IL.

Of those, three contracted measles overseas, seven were close contacts of a case, one came from Christchurch, and one contracted measles from an unknown source, ARPHS says at the time. IN health officials reported the first case of measles there on Friday. Among those, Washtenaw County now has its first case of the disease. That includes individuals in Washington, Oregon, Hawaii and Georgia who all became infected in Washington.

"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", he said.

In February, Colorado, Kentucky, Connecticut and Texas all reported cases of measles.

We can't discuss the anti-vaxx movement without scrutinizing the specious premise that the measles vaccine is, on the whole, more unsafe than measles itself. It is brought in when people who are unvaccinated or undervaccinated visit from a place where the virus is circulating or when people living in the United States visit such a place and return with an infection.

"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.

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