Chicken Pox outbreak in Michigan

Posted at 7:47 AM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 07:47:17-04

There is a chicken pox outbreak in Michigan.

The state department of health and human services says there have been 239 cases through April.

That's a 57% increase from last year.

The state is encouraging everyone to get vaccinated.

The virus that causes chicken pox can cause an extremely painful condition called shingles later in life.