Measles cases confirmed in Harris County

08 February, 2019, 10:23 | Author: Bruce West
  • Measles case confirmed in Central Texas

"We know there's a link between two of the Houston-area cases, and public health is investigating to determine whether the others are linked or whether they occurred independently", Texas Department of State Health Services spokesman Chris Van Deusen said.

According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, 79 cases of measles had been reported in the United States by January 31, 2019.

Earlier Monday, Harris County Public Health mentioned two boys beneath the age of two and a 25 to 35-year-old lady had been identified with the measles. All three individuals live in northwest Harris County, according to Harris County Public Health.

The Houston outbreak comes as new cases of measles are being confirmed in Washington state on a daily basis, and other cases have been confirmed in Oregon, Georgia, and NY. In just Washington state, there have been more than 45 confirmed cases of measles this year alone.

Measles is a highly contagious airborne virus that is preventable with vaccination.

"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", the release read.

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

"Getting vaccinated protects you as well as those who are unable to receive vaccines due to age or medical conditions", said Michelle Beall, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist, Brookshire Grocery Company.

Three cases were reported in Harris County and one case was reported in Bell, Galveston and Montgomery counties.

Measles is a viral infection that causes a rash over the entire body.

They are 12 months old through preschool-aged and have documentation of one MMR vaccine. The illness typically begins with a high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes and progresses to a rash with red spots. The Houston Chronicle reports health officials were told the four children who fell ill had received their first of two measles vaccines.

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