Statewide, the numbers of measles cases this year climbed to 39 as of Friday, with 38 in Oakland County and one in Wayne County.
In response to the latest confirmed cases, OCHD is hosting a special measles vaccination clinic open to the public Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.at the South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road in Southfield.
The MDHHS says the people infected range in age from eight months to 63 years. In Rockland County, New York, officials announced a temporary ban on unvaccinated people gathering in enclosed public spaces, reporting that more than 80 percent of the individuals with measles had not been vaccinated.
The following locations have been identified as possible locations for public exposure to the measles in Tehama, Shasta and Butte Counties. When infected persons sneeze or cough, droplets spray into the air.
"Thanks to the high proportion of people in Northern Ireland making the positive decision to get the MMR vaccine over the past decades, cases of these three illnesses here have fallen significantly". Two doses of the vaccine are needed to be fully protected. The United States averaged about 60 cases of measles a year from 2000 to 2010, but the average number of cases jumped to 205 a year in recent years.
Those born before 1957 or who previously had measles or had two measles vaccine shots are considered immune.
The vaccine to protect against measles is called the MMR vaccine because it also protects against mumps and rubella.
Dr McGregor warned that "young adults who have not had two doses of MMR vaccine are particularly vulnerable".
Measles signs and symptoms appear around 10 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
The woman, aged in her 40s, is the fourth person to be diagnosed with measles in just one week.
While most people don't experience side effects from receiving the MMR vaccine, some may get a mild fever or redness, swelling, or pain at the injection site, Ryan said.
The rash usually starts a few days after onset of illness.
If symptoms develop, residents are urged to not visit their doctor or emergency room UNLESS they have called ahead so precautions can be taken to prevent exposure to other individuals. Talk to your healthcare provider to determine if immune globulin is right for you and if it is available.