MI measles outbreak continues, 41 cases confirmed including first in Washtenaw

There were 15 confirmed cases of measles in Auckland as of 2pm on Monday

There were 15 confirmed cases of measles in Auckland as of 2pm on Monday

The complete list of states reporting measles cases, according to the CDC: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington. One case was earlier reported in Wayne County. All exposure sites are listed on the county's website.

Ottawa Public Health says if you feel unwell and think you have measles, to call ahead before going to the doctor or hospital so that they can take precautions to protect other patients.

The Washtenaw County Health Department is hosting a walk-in vaccination clinic on Tuesday, April 9.

Bay of Plenty medical officer Jim Miller said parents must ensure their children receive routine MMR vaccines at the age of 15 months and four years. A single dose of measles vaccine protects about 95 percent of children, but after two doses, nearly 100 percent are immune.

The vaccine was effective in protecting against measles, and completley free for anyone who needed it, Dr Miller said.

The number of confirmed measles cases in metro Detroit continues to grow, with one Birmingham middle school student reportedly diagnosed with the highly contagious disease.

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Measles is preventable by vaccine. The disease can spread through the air from coughs or sneezes, making it especially easy to transmit, and the virus can live in the air for two hours, meaning anyone who breathes the air in that time can contract the virus.

State health officials are stressing that people can not contract measles from the vaccine.

Toi Te Ora Public Health said four cases of the highly infectious viral illness have occurred over the last three weeks.

Tiny white spots on the inner cheeks, gums, and roof of the mouth (Koplik Spots) 2-3 days after symptoms begin.

A rash that is red, raised, blotchy; usually starts on face, spreads to trunk, arms, and legs 3-5 days after symptoms begin.

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