Texas Health Authorities Issue Measles Alert

by Sheela Philomena on  August 19, 2013 at 12:46 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Health officials in the US state of Texas have issued a measles alert, due to a rapid increase in the number of measles cases this year.

About a dozen people have been confirmed to have measles in Texas so far this year, Xinhua cited the Houston Chronicle as saying.
 Texas Health Authorities Issue Measles Alert
Texas Health Authorities Issue Measles Alert

Texas had reported six cases of measles in 2011, while there were no cases in 2012.

Given the alarming rise, health officials urged immunization and asked health care providers to watch out for potential exposure and patients with measles symptoms.

Measles spreads through contact with an infected person, through coughing and sneezing. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes. The disease is highly contagious.

Source: IANS

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like