The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced that a second adult was a passenger on the same flight as the first individual who was contagious.

Measles is highly contagious and can cause pneumonia, brain inflammation and death.

"The illness starts with a high fever, runny nose, cough, reddened light-sensitive eyes, and is followed by a red, raised body rash starting on the head and face which progresses to the rest of the body." - MDHHS

Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive for MDHHS explained how to prevent the measles,

Because measles is highly communicable, vaccination is the best line of defense.  Successfully controlling it and preventing outbreaks requires high levels of immunity in all communities. - Dr. Eden Wells


 

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