Measles cases confirmed in northwest Harris County

Measles cases confirmed in northwest Harris County

Measles cases confirmed in northwest Harris County

All five of the Texas cases were confirmed on Monday, while the Pacific Northwest outbreak has 50 confirmed measles cases.

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launched are that two are young boys below the age of 2 and the third is a lady between the ages of 25 and 35 years outdated. "In a sense, we already saw that in 2018, but it looks like cases may pick up more in 2019".

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.

"People that are actually infected with measles, one in four will get hospitalized and one in 1,000 may die", said Dana Beckham, director of Harris County Public Health.

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

What's more, the latest update noted all confirmed cases matched a strain of the virus circulating in Eastern Europe.

A state of emergency was announced recently in the western USA state of Washington after a measles outburst that has impacted over two dozen people and the majority of them are children.

Officials say those people were in close contact with the only other person confirmed to have the measles in Multnomah County.

Measles can be prevented with the MMR vaccine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that children get the first dose of that vaccine between 12 and 15 months and the second dose between ages 4 and 6. The measles vaccine is reported to be very effective; 97 percent of those who receive both vaccinations are immune. Symptoms such as high fever, rash all over the body, stuffy nose and reddened eyes typically disappear without treatment within two or three weeks.

At least 5 measles cases have been reported in Harris, Montgomery and Galveston Counties. Officials say they had stayed at home and in contact with health officials.

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