Health Department Issues Statewide Measles Alert

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – State health officials are so concerned about the recent cases of a contagious disease that a statewide measles alert has been issued. Tarrant County has more measles cases than the entire state has seen in three years, which prompted the health warning.

The alert, issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services, is urging everyone in the state to make sure they have been immunized against the highly contagious illness.

“I had my children vaccinated at an early age so I’m not too concerned,” said one mother from Fort Worth.

This year alone there have been 14 confirmed cases of measles in Texas, and 13 of those are all here in North Texas. Within the last month, nine cases of measles have been confirmed in Tarrant County alone. Both Dallas and Denton County have had two cases each.


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