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Health officials: Confirmed measles cases at 34 in Michigan

Posted at 9:02 AM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 09:02:35-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP)  — Officials say 34 cases of measles have been confirmed in Michigan -- the most since 65 were reported in 1991.

Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services says 33 are in Oakland County, including four newly confirmed cases. The other case is in Wayne County.

Those infected range in age from 8 months to 63 years. State officials say they are working closely with health departments in Oakland and Wayne counties to identify possible locations where victims were exposed to the measles.

Officials say people may have been exposed last month in Detroit and the suburbs of Oak Park, Southfield and Berkley, including at a synagogue, Jewish educational institutions and grocery stores. The initial travel-related case involved a person who had stayed in New York, where there's a measles outbreak.

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