Measles Cases For 2019 Up To 10 In Texas
Style Magazine Newswire | 3/14/2019, 12:18 p.m.
There are 10 measles cases in the state so far this year, one more than Texas saw all last year, according to a news release from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). The 10th case is in an adult who visited Guadalupe County from the Philippines, where there is an ongoing measles outbreak, DSHS said. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory illness transmitted when an infected person coughs or sneezes the virus into the air, DSHS said. A person is contagious about four days before the rash appears. The best way to prevent getting sick is to be immunized with two doses of the measles vaccine, DSHS said. DSHS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend children receive one dose at 12 to 15 months of age and another at 4 to 6 years.