Officials confirm 3 more measles cases in Portland area

2019 Measles Outbreaks

2019 Measles Outbreaks

The brand new measles circumstances in Houston carry the overall variety of instances in Texas to six up to now in 2019.

Health officials in Texas have confirmed there are 5 cases of the Measles in the Lone Star state, with a 6th waiting to be confirmed.

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. All three individuals live in northwest Harris County, according to Harris County Public Health.

In Galveston County, the confirmed case is a boy between 1 and 2 years old who was tested January 28.

At least three of the children affected by the highly contagious disease had received their first dose of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, according to KHOU.

The CDC says there have been 79 cases of measles so far this year in the states that reported data, and it's only February. It's not complicated. Get vaccinated, especially if you're traveling internationally, and doubly especially if you're traveling to Israel or Ukraine.

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Measles is an airborne disease which is highly contagious but it is preventable. About 1 out of 4 people who get measles will be hospitalized. The measles vaccine is reported to be very effective; 97 percent of those who receive both vaccinations are immune.

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

Measles cases in Texas were steady from 2015 to 2017 with only one case a year, but that number went up to nine cases in 2018. Past year was the highest number of cases since 2014, which had ten reported cases.

Davis said you should stay at home and call the doctor instead to avoid spreading it to others if you do have it. Davis wants to reassure people in the community that if there is a confirmed case in Lane County, they will hear about it immediately from Lane County Health and Human Services.

"Before the measles vaccine, we had an increase in measles, and then, when the measles vaccine was created, it started getting more and more people vaccinated", Beckham said.

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