15 Confirmed Cases of Measles in Michigan This Year
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed 15 cases of measles in Michigan so far in 2018.
This is the highest level the state has seen since 1994 when 26 cases were reported.
And for those who don’t know, measles is a vaccine-preventable respiratory infection that can result in hospitalization, pneumonia, encephalitis and death.
The illness has a 10–21 day incubation period and initially presents with a high fever, red eyes, cough, runny nose, light sensitivity.
These symptoms are followed by a red, raised body rash that starts on the head and face that then progresses to the rest of the body.
Because measles is easily spread the MDHHS say a vaccination is the best protection against the disease.-+