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Measles Cases Confirmed in Galveston, Harris, Montgomery

Health officers in Montgomery and Galveston counties reported a case every of measles Monday, including to 3 present circumstances that had been published in northwest Harris County. Based on Montgomery County officers, a 2-year-previous woman is recovering from the illness. Additionally, they affirm to ABC13 Eyewitness News that this case is linked to one of many Harris County instances. However, particulars of the connection weren’t instantly disclosed.

Galveston County Health District additionally confirmed a case involving a boy whose age ranges from 12 to 24 months outdated. The kid was examined on Jan. 28, and officers mentioned the fact is a part of a cluster within the area.

Earlier Monday, Harris County Public Health mentioned two boys beneath the age of two and a 25 to 35-year-old lady had been identified with the measles. All three sufferers dwell in northwest Harris County. The town of Houston last reported a confirmed case of measles in Harris County in 2018. Measles is an extremely contagious virus unfold utilizing direct contact or utilizing the air.

Signs embrace an excessive fever, coughing, runny nose and watery, pink eyes between seven and 14 days after infection, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. These newest instances in Texas come as different elements of the nation battle an outbreak. Health officers are encouraging everybody to guard themselves against the virus by being vaccinated.

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