Measles Outbreak Sparks Increase In Immunizations

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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FORT WORTH (CBS 11 News) – Despite a measles outbreak in Tarrant County, dozens of families spent their day outdoors enjoying the cooler North Texas weather.

Fourteen cases of the highly contagious virus have been reported in Texas, nine of those are out of Tarrant county. Those 9 cases are all connected, Tarrant County public health officials said Friday. Those infected have been asked to self-isolate.

But concerned residents say they’d like more information about the cases, specifically, the ages of those infected and the city in which the patients live.

“They let you know about the West Nile Virus so why not let you know where the measles outbreak is?” said Jana Bramlett, a Fort Worth resident.

Doctors all over North Texas are being asked to be on high alert, checking patients for possible symptoms, which include a red rash starting in the face…

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