North Texas City On Alert After Confirmed Measles Cases

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas community is on alert as the measles outbreak grows. The total number of verified cases is now up to 11 in Tarrant County. And as CBS 11 News reported first Monday night, all the cases can be tied to one man, at one church in the small city of Newark.

While the measles cases may be centered at the Eagle Mountain International Church, that hasn’t lessened the concern in the small surrounding community.

Along with health officials, the folks who live work and worship in Newark are worried. Although health workers feel they’ve done a good job of tracking down those who have been in close contact with the infected patients, they made it clear they cannot rule out the possibility of a case popping up in the general population.

The measles outbreak in Tarrant County now centers…

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