Measles case confirmed in Denton County

  • Measles case confirmed in Denton County

Measles case confirmed in Denton County

At least 5 measles cases have been reported in Harris, Montgomery and Galveston Counties.

He added that it's too early to tell if the five new cases could be the beginning of a local outbreak.

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

While the majority of children in Donegal still receive the MMR vaccine, the numbers have been dropping slightly over the past few years.

Clark County also listed 11 suspected cases of measles. In a report released this time past year World Health Organization officials wrote, "Every new person affected by measles in Europe reminds us that unvaccinated children and adults, regardless of where they live, remain at risk of catching the disease and spreading it to others". That includes attending church by video feed and working with employers.

The case is the seventh in Texas in recent days.

Measles is an airborne disease which is highly contagious but it is preventable.

The virus travels through the air and can stay up to two hours in the air of a room where a person with measles has been. Here's what you need to know. Anyone born since 1978 who is unsure if they have received two doses of a measles containing vaccine, such as MMR, should speak with their GP.

Dr. Christ says with little exception for individuals who can't get vaccinated, vaccinations are key to preventing and outbreak of infectious diseases like measles.

The Portland area is an anti-vaccination hot spot, and state data show only about 77 percent of Clark County kindergarteners had completed their vaccinations for the 2017-2018 school year, far below the roughly 95 percent of people that health experts say should be vaccinated to create "herd immunity" against a contagious disease like measles.

"This outbreak has put people at real risk", said Ann Thomas, public health physician at the Oregon Health Authority. "The recommended two doses of the measles vaccine provide even greater protection - 97 percent".