More Measles Cases Expected In Tarrant County

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – As North Texas parents get their children vaccinated in time for the new school year – a measles outbreak is raising the level of concern.

Fifteen cases of the rare, very contagious disease have been confirmed in Texas – 14 in North Texas – and ten in Tarrant County. The most recent case was confirmed late Monday afternoon.

All of the Tarrant County cases are related and connected to a single resident, who traveled out of the country and developed measles upon returning to Texas. Tarrant County health officials are not saying to which country that resident traveled.

A health alert, issued on Friday, is still in place and Tarrant County Public Health’s chief epidemiologist Russell Jones says the chance of measles cases increasing is high.

“We’re following up on other reports we’ve received of people who have been symptomatic,” said…

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