Measles cases prompts alert for travelers at Detroit Metro

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - Health officials are urging people to take precautions after two measles cases were confirmed in suburban Detroit.

The Oakland County Health Division says the state recently determined that two people with the disease arrived on a flight at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus the evening of Oct. 23.

Officials say the two people live in Oakland County. They say anyone who may have been exposed should watch for symptoms for 21 days after the exposure.

Health officials note that measles is a highly contagious illness and vaccinations are an effective way to prevent it. Measles typically will start with a high fever, red eyes, runny nose, sensitivity to light, and eventually rashes on the face and head that progresses to other parts of the body.

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