Measles case confirmed in Central Texas

08 February, 2019, 08:55 | Author: Norman Carr
  • The day 4 rash common in measles cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends children get two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine - one between 12 and 15 months and the second between ages 4 and 6 - to be fully protected against measles.

The DSHS is encouraging health care providers in the Houston area to consider a diagnosis of measles for patients showing symptoms after five cases were confirmed this week.

Someone in Denton County has come down with the measles.

Unfortunately, children too young to be vaccinated or who have only had 1 dose of MMR vaccine are more likely to become infected, says the CDC.

A boy in Galveston County, who is between one and two years old, was tested on January 28 and confirmed to have measles. Ten states including Texas have reported measles cases; the states are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Residents born prior to 1957 are considered immune to measles but those born in 1957 or after should verify vaccination history.

The CDC states measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads through the air via coughing and sneezing.




Research has confirmed that vaccines don't cause autism, a common reason cited by parents who reject vaccinations.

Symptoms of measles include high fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes, followed up by flat red spots that appear on the face at the hairline and spread down throughout the body.

So far so good say health officials in Yakima.

In 2018, there were 17 outbreaks and about 350 diagnosed cases of measles in the U.S.

Three new instances of measles had been confirmed by health officers in Houston on Monday, making it the most modern metropolis to have them as soon as-eradicated illness seems in the latest weeks.

To date, all lab results of confirmed cases have matched a wild strain of virus, preventable through vaccination, circulating in Eastern Europe.

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