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The Washtenaw County Health Department has issued an alert about measles in the county. 

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The state is taking a synchronized approach to fighting the hepatitis A outbreak.  It’s activated two emergency centers. 


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Doctors, parents and public health experts gathered in Lansing with one simple message – vaccinate your children. 


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A legal challenge has been filed against a state rule that requires counseling for parents who have a religious objection to vaccinating their children.  


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  State health officials say a recent wave of chickenpox cases has been caused primarily by unvaccinated children contracting the illness at school.  Rick Pluta reports. 


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Mumps, pertussis and other diseases are a growing concern in Washtenaw County because many children haven't been vaccinated against them.

Washtenaw County places 66th out of Michigan's 84 counties for fully-vacinated children between the ages of 13 and 17.

Washtenaw County Public Health Medical Director Alice Penrose says some diseases that aren't common are starting to come back and could become a major problem.

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Vaccinate your child. As 89-One WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, That's the message from health officials after a record number of cases of Pertussis were recorded in 2013.   

 2013 was a record year, though not one to be happy about.