Michigan Health Officials: 15 Measles Cases Confirmed This Year

Michigan health officials are urging people to get vaccinated and take other precautions after confirming more than a dozen cases of measles this year.

According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan has had 15 confirmed measles cases this year.

They say it’s the highest level the state has seen since 1994 when Michigan had 26 reported cases.

Two Oakland County residents with measles arrived on a flight at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport back on Oct. 23.

Health officials are reminding people that measles is a highly contagious illness, and say vaccinations are an effective way to prevent it.

People who get measles may experience symptoms such as a high fever, red eyes, runny nose, sensitivity to light, and eventually rashes covering the face and head that spreads to other parts of the body.