Health officials see abnormal cases of measles in 2019

by SBG San Antonio Staff Reports

SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County health officials want to make sure parents know how to protect their kids now that measles cases are popping up in Texas.

A local doctor said there is an abnormal number of cases this year, and he believes it’s so important for children to get vaccinated.

There are six confirmed cases of measles in Texas, including four children under the age of two.

Three are in the Houston area, one in Galveston, and one more in Montgomery County. More than 50 cases have been confirmed in the Pacific Northwest.

Measles are extremely contagious. Doctors said if someone has measles and walked into a room and coughed, then 10 people walk into the room, then 9 out of 10 of those people could get the measles.

The doctor says important steps to take include washing your hands and not coughing around. Symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes and sore throat.