April 23, 2019

Denton County Public Health Confirms One Measles Case

08 February 2019, 08:53 | Randall Craig

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The Vancouver Clinic in Vancouver Wash. to warn patients and visitors of a measles outbreak Jan. 30 2019

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.

"Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus, which spreads to others through coughing and sneezing", said Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, Executive Director for HCPH.

Someone in Denton County has come down with the measles.

The Bell County Public Health Department confirmed a measles case in a child in Western Bell County.

Forty-eight of the cases are in children 18 years and younger and all the cases either were unvaccinated, undervaccinated or an unknown vaccination status.

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease, without specific antiviral treatment available, says the CDC.

The case is the seventh in Texas in recent days. "Parents and caregivers have the power to protect their children and themselves from this disease by getting vaccinated".

Measles symptoms include a fever, a dry cough, a runny nose, a sore throat and inflamed eyes. Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 90 percent of the people close to that person who are not yet immune could become infected.

Children should receive measles vaccination via one dose of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) when they are 12 to 15 months old and another dose before entering school when they are between 4 to 6 years old, according to the health department.

The three individuals involved in the new cases were in close contact with the first Multnomah County resident who tested positive for measles January 25, according to the Oregon Health Authority. Visit to locate clinics that provide measles vaccinations.

The Northwest cases are among three ongoing measles outbreaks in the USA that sickened 79 people in January, according to the CDC.

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