Top Stories: Measles Confirmed In Ellis County; Fighting Flu On The Streets | KERA News

Top Stories: Measles Confirmed In Ellis County; Fighting Flu On The Streets

Jan 24, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Health officials have confirmed six cases of measles in Ellis County.

According to the Department of State Health Services, the patients were not vaccinated and have connections to Waxahachie and Midlothian. It's possible more cases will occur because of the contagious nature of the disease.

The department has encouraged health care providers and facilities to consider measles as a possible diagnosis in patients with a fever and rash as well as a cough, runny nose or conjunctivitis.

The six cases are the only known cases of measles in Texas so far this year. One case was reported last year.

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