Detroit Free Press: Measles outbreak in Michigan: This is who's most vulnerable

Posted on April 05, 2019

The Detroit Free Press published an article April 5 on the measles outbreak that continues to grow in Michigan.

As of April 2, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services had confirmed 34 total measles cases statewide since March 13. The MHA issued a press release on behalf of hospitals that specialize in children’s health urging families to have their children vaccinated, which was cited in the article.

“Some people think of measles as just a little rash and fever that clears up in a few days, but measles can cause serious health complications, especially in children younger than 5 years of age," said Luanne Thomas Ewald, CEO of Children’s Hospital of Michigan and chairperson of the MHA’s Council on Children’s Health.

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Tags: vaccination, MHA Council on Children's Health, measles

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