Denton County Public Health Confirms One Measles Case

Gillian Flaccus  APA sign is posted at The Vancouver Clinic in Vancouver Wash. to warn patients and visitors of a measles outbreak Jan. 30 2019

Gillian Flaccus APA sign is posted at The Vancouver Clinic in Vancouver Wash. to warn patients and visitors of a measles outbreak Jan. 30 2019

On Tuesday, there were no new cases or exposure locations confirmed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends children get two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine - one between 12 and 15 months and the second between ages 4 and 6 - to be fully protected against measles.

Measles symptoms begin with a high fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by a rash that usually begins at the head and spreads to the rest of the body. Measles can be transmitted to others from four days prior to four days after the rash appears. Measles infection can have serious complications such as pneumonia, seizures and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 90% of the people close to that person who are not yet immune could become infected. The amount of measles vaccines given out in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties for the last week of January was three times as high as the same period a year ago. It is 99% effective at preventing measles infection.

Five of the cases involved young children, some of whom received one round of the two-part vaccine. "Now, we are seeing people opting out of getting immunized (and) we are seeing a resurgence".

Steve Smith could miss out on Australia team for Cricket World Cup
While Warner too is nursing an elbow injury, his return is expected to be on track once his suspension ends. It's about how much cricket they get to play between now and then.

While the majority of children in Donegal still receive the MMR vaccine, the numbers have been dropping slightly over the past few years. The MMR vaccine has been used for many years and is very safe. If you suspect that you or your child has symptoms of measles, please call your GP and inform them.

"To investigate to identify maybe where they went right away so that we can start notifying the public, you know, that these places you may have been exposed to measles", Christ said. Your GP will be able to make special arrangements for you to come in and see him or her and do tests to confirm your diagnosis.

Vaccination remains the most effective method for preventing measles, according to the Bell County Health District.

Latest News