Measles

The number of measles cases in the United States made its biggest jump of the year, with 90 new cases reported in just one week, according to numbers released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health officials are reporting two more measles cases in the Detroit area and say one of the people may have exposed others in new parts of the state.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday the new cases of the highly contagious disease were in Oakland County and Detroit, bringing the state's 2019 total to 42. Most are in Oakland County.

The new cases had possible exposure locations on certain recent days at a gas station in Lansing, a hotel in Grand Rapids, in the Detroit suburb of Oak Park and in the southeastern Michigan city of Ypsilanti.

Exposure locations for both cases are as follows:

  • April 10, Beis Chabad of North Oak Park, 15401 West 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, 7:45 –10 p.m.
  • April 11, Beis Chabad of North Oak Park, 15401 West 10 Mile Road, Oak Park 7:45 –10 p.m.
  • April 11, Speedway Gas Station, 6041 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.
  • April 12, Baymont by Wyndham Grand Rapids Airport, 2873 Kraft Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, approximately 12 – 3 a.m.
  • April 12, BP Gas Station, 1166 Encorse Road, Ypsilanti 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • April 12, Urgent Care Med Express 3100 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, 1 – 6 p.m.
  • April 12, Congregation B’Nai Israel, 15400 West 10 Mile, Oak Park, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
  • April 13, Beis Chabad of North Oak Park, 15401 W 10 Mile Rd, Oak Park 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated if they haven't received the vaccine in the past. The number of cases in Michigan is the highest since 65 in 1991.

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