Officials: 22 measles cases in Southeast Michigan

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OAK PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Health officials have confirmed 22 cases of measles in the Detroit area since March 13.

One case was confirmed in Wayne County, while the others were in Oakland County, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The affected people range in age from 11 to 63 years old.

The highly contagious disease has been linked to a person who was visiting from Israel and had stayed in New York, where there's a measles outbreak.

Officials say people may have been exposed this month in Detroit and in the suburbs of Oak Park, Berkley, Farmington Hills, Royal Oak and Southfield, including at synagogues, Jewish educational institutions, a hospital and grocery stores. A full list of possible exposure dates and locations can be found here.

Michigan health officials last year urged people to get vaccinated after confirming several measles cases in the state. They're urging vaccinations following this month's cases.

They also explain that people with symptoms should call their doctor or emergency room before visiting, but should avoid visiting those places if at all possible. Health care facilities will be able to take precautions to prevent exposure to other people if those with symptoms call ahead.