Possible measles case confirmed in Central Texas

BELL COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) The Bell County Public Health Department confirmed a possible measles case in a child in Western Bell County.

The health department said there are two other potential cases of measles that are pending as they wait for test results.

All three cases are children who were not vaccinated or did not complete their vaccine series.

The health department said they are taking all precautionary measures to prevent the disease from spreading.

Five measles cases were reported in Harris, Montgomery and Galveston country earlier this week.

Measles is an airborne disease which is highly contagious but it is preventable.

The health department is encouraging anyone who may have symptoms of measles to contact your doctor.

Measles symptoms include a fever, a dry cough, a runny nose, a sore throat and inflamed eyes.