Downtown, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has announced that they've confirmed this year's first case of measles in Michigan. While cases of measles are fairly rare now in the U.S., according to the Detroit Free Press, this case is apparently linked to somebody in southeast Michigan who just returned from being out of the country.

Before 1960, measles were so common that most kids had the measles before they were 15 years old. According to the CDC, before there was a measles vaccine, 3 to 4 million people would get measles every year and an estimated 400 to 500 Americans would die each year. In 2014, there were less than 700 cases in the U.S. and only five cases in Michigan.

So, even though the odds are low that you'll get it - let's be careful out there.


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