There Are Now Confirmed Measles Cases In Texas

There Are Now Confirmed Measles Cases In Texas

There Are Now Confirmed Measles Cases In Texas

NY has additionally seen an outbreak that began within the fall of 2018 and has continued into 2019. The woman is reported to be between the ages of 25 and 35, and the boys are both younger than 2.

According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, 79 cases of measles had been reported in the United States by January 31, 2019. All reside on the county's northwest side.

According to HCPH, measles is a highly contagious airborne virus and if one person has it, 9 out of 10 people around that person will also become infected if they're not yet vaccinated.

Six cases of the measles have been confirmed in Texas during 2019, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) confirmed on February 6, 2019. According to the CDC, one in every four people with measles is hospitalized and one or two people will die for every 1,000 with measles-even with the best care. All individuals are children that were either unvaccinated or had not completed the vaccine series. Residents born prior to 1957 are considered immune to measles but those born in 1957 or after should verify vaccination history. If you're not immunized get the shot Today.


Galveston County Health District additionally confirmed a case involving a boy whose age ranges from 12 to 24 months outdated. Symptoms such as high fever, rash all over the body, stuffy nose and reddened eyes typically disappear without treatment within two or three weeks.

Five cases of measles have been confirmed across Texas as an outbreak of the disease continues to grow in Washington state. The Houston Chronicle reports health officials were told the four children who fell ill had received their first of two measles vaccines.

"However, in these situations, it is hard to determine whether the rash is a benign vaccine reaction or measles illness", the department states, so they are treating those cases as confirmed and releasing exposure times and places for them.

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