Measles cases confirmed in northwest Harris County


The Texas cases follow dozens in Washington state, where 49 confirmed cases turned up last month.

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. All three patients reside in northwest Harris County.

The one particulars in regards to the three contaminated people which were launched are that two are young boys below the age of 2 and the third is a lady between the ages of 25 and 35 years outdated.

Bell and Montgomery County both have a measles case involving children.

"We had one a year ago and before that it was 2013", Houston Health Department spokesman Porfirio Villarreal said.

The city of Houston has not reported any measles cases in 2019.

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In 2018 the World Health Organization (WHO) blamed the anti-vaccination movement for a surge in European measles cases. The CDC says measles are more likely to spread in areas with "pockets of unvaccinated people". One day without a new measles case might seem an indicator of hope the outbreak is over, but it unfortunately doesn't necessarily indicate the end.

The CDC states measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads through the air via coughing and sneezing. As a highly contagious infection, measles can live in an airspace where an infected person was for up to two hours. Residents born prior to 1957 are considered immune to measles but those born in 1957 or after should verify vaccination history.

These global travelers then spread measles upon their return, which cause outbreaks in the USA.

"If you feel like you're experiencing symptoms and signs of a measles infection, contact your health provider", Marlow said. That brings the total number of measles cases in OR up to four. Previous year was the highest number of cases since 2014, which had ten reported cases.

The agency said it will continue working to improve vaccination rates.