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Measles Cases Grow in Michigan as Local Health Officials Worry About Larger Outbreak

Photos: Kristen Jordan Shamus ~ USA TODAY NETWORK

MICHIGAN, March 6, 2024 ~ There are at least three confirmed cases of measles across Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties, with concerns of a wider outbreak rising among Michigan health officials.

Last week saw the first confirmed cases of the virus in Michigan since its outbreak in 2019, when 46 people contracted the disease. To stave off measles, a highly contagious virus characterized by high fevers, severe rashes, hospitalization, and red and watery eyes, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization recommend widespread vaccination among adults and children.


March 6, 2024 ~ Michigan has seen three separate measles cases in metro Detroit recently, and local health leaders are urging residents to check their vaccine records. Wayne County Department of Health, Human, and Veterans Services Director Dr. Abdul El-Sayed talks with Guy Gordon, Lloyd Jackson, and Jamie Edmonds about containing the cases.