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Case of measles confirmed in international traveler returning to metro Detroit on March 6

Posted: 12:05 PM, Mar 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-14 21:19:47Z

Michigan health officials have confirmed the first case of measles in Michigan discovered from an international traveler returning home to Detroit Metro Airport.

According to police, the person from Washtenaw County had returned home from international travel on March 6 and was contagious upon his return.

Anyone who was in customs or baggage claim in the airport's North Terminal between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on March 6 should seek medical attention from their doctor if they develop symptoms of the disease.

Those symptoms include high fever, red eyes, cough, runny nose, photophobia and is followed by a red, raised body rash starting on the head and face that then progresses to the rest of the body. It has a 10-12 day incubation period and individuals may be contagious for a few days before being present with symptoms.