Measles cases are skyrocketing globally: World Health Organization details growing crisis

Leslie Hanson
April 18, 2019

MDHHS is working closely with local health departments to identify possible exposure locations for these latest cases.

In New York, too, officials are struggling to contain a swelling number of measles cases centered in ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods while battling lawsuits over their efforts to require vaccinations. Only one of the Wayne County cases is in Detroit. The virus can live for up to two hours in the air.

BP Gas Station - 1166 Encorse Road in Ypsilanti - from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. April 12.

On Wednesday, the ministry said it would keep child healthcare centers open throughout the Passover holiday next week, when children are on vacation, in a coordinated drive to step up vaccination rates. "This appearance of measles is a reminder about the importance of vaccines and how they can particularly protect our most vulnerable, including infants and those with compromised immune systems".

The woman - who had been healthy prior to contracting measles - was vaccinated as a child but only received one dose, which is considered less effective than the two-dose practice administered in the United States beginning in 1989, authorities said.

A rash that is red, raised, blotchy; usually starts on face, spreads to trunk, arms, and legs 3-5 days after symptoms begin.


If symptoms develop, residents are urged to call their doctor or emergency room before arriving so they can take precautions to prevent exposure to other individuals.

One dose of the MMR vaccine is 93% effective against measles, according to the CDC.

There have been 555 cases this year across 20 states.

Health officials urge MI residents to contact their healthcare provider or local health department about getting vaccinated for measles if they have not already done so. That person was also at the Urgent Care Med Express at 3100 Plainfield NE on April 12, from 1:00 p.m.to 6:00 p.m.

Measles is a viral infection that is easily spread to unvaccinated people through coughing, sneezing and secretions from the mouth, according to state health officials.

For more information, visit the CDC.gov/measles webpage or the MI outbreak page here.

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