Health officials confirm 1st measles case in MI this year

Possible measles exposure at Newark airport

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"Successful prevention and control of measles requires high levels of immunity in all communities", the statement said, noting a majority of people who contract measles are not vaccinated.

Health officials in three states have issued alerts to airport travelers related to potential measles contaminations.

The state Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the first case of measles in MI for 2018.

These measles cases are related to global travel as an ongoing outbreak continues throughout Europe.

This measles outbreak affected 21,315 people and caused 35 deaths during 2017.

Memphis International Airport: The infected child in Newark departed to Memphis that evening, the agency said.

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Another person with measles traveled to Detroit last week.

The state announced Wednesday a person in Washtenaw County had been hospitalized after recently traveling internationally and getting sick.

People who visited the airports in Detroit, Memphis, and Newark, recent days may have been exposed to measles after two worldwide travelers were diagnosed with the highly contagious disease, health officials said on Tuesday. It's the first case in the state this year.

Though the disease is highly contagious, officials said children who received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine twice are "considered protected for life". If you develop symptoms of measles, the Department of Health recommends that you call a health care provider before going to a medical office or emergency department.

In the US, two approved measles vaccines are available, MMR-II and ProQuad.

Most pediatricians and pharmacies offer the MMR vaccine. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of vaccines to the FDA or CDC.

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