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  • First case of measles in Michigan this year confirmed, health officials say

    Source: https://www.clickondetroit.com/healt...-officials-say

    First case of measles in Michigan this year confirmed, health officials say
    Contagious person reportedly arrived at DTW on March 6
    By John Steckroth - Editor
    Posted: 4:24 PM, March 13, 2018
    Updated: 4:24 PM, March 13, 2018

    DETROIT - A case of measles was confirmed in Michigan and itís the first case in the state this year.

    According to health officials, a contagious person arrived at DTW on March 6. The person went to an urgent care center in Washtenaw County.

    The case stems from exposure during international travel...

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    Source: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/ne...ler/424589002/

    State officials confirm measles in DTW traveler
    Karen Bouffard and Charles Ramirez, The Detroit News Published 1:17 p.m. ET March 14, 2018 | Updated 5:39 p.m. ET March 14, 2018

    Michiganís first case of measles in 2018 was confirmed in a patient who was at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on March 6 and may have exposed other travelers.

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is asking residents to be on the lookout for symptoms of the disease, which is highly contagious but easily preventable by vaccination. The illness has a 10-day to 12-day incubation period.

    The traveler, who has been hospitalized and is recovering, was in customs or baggage claim in the airportís North Terminal between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on March 6. The patient, who was only identified as a Washtenaw County resident, was contagious upon returning to Michigan from travel abroad, according to health officials...

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