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Federal officials to probe rashes amid Flint water crisis

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A 2-year-old Flint resident was featured on the cover of Time Magazine as the face of the Flint water crisis. A 2-year-old Flint resident was featured on the cover of Time Magazine as the face of the Flint water crisis.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

Federal officials will be in Flint this week to investigate rashes reported amid the city's water crisis.

Dr. Eden Wells, the state's chief medical executive, says in a statement the four-member federal team's work is "an important next step." She says officials are hopeful the investigation will help address any concerns related to rashes or other skin issues.

The state says the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services requested the Assessment of Chemical Exposure from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Federal officials including the Environmental Protection Agency previously were helping with the investigation into rashes.

Flint is facing an emergency over the city's lead-contaminated water supply. Rashes are among a number of other health concerns raised by residents.

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