Bell County officials confirm possible measles case

Measles case confirmed in Central Texas

The agency says worldwide travelers returning from Israel and Ukraine-where large outbreaks recently occurred-appear to be spreading the measles in the United States.

Updated at 10:25 p.m.: Revised to include a sixth case confirmed by state health officials.

Beckham said new cases of measles are becoming more common than before, saying the last time they had a confirmed case was past year. All three people reside in northwest Harris County, in line with Harris County Public Health.

The number of people infected with measles in the European region during 2018 is the highest in a decade, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

What's more, the latest update noted all confirmed cases matched a strain of the virus circulating in Eastern Europe.

There are now no reported confirmed cases of measles in Yakima County.

United Kingdom and other European countries recognise Guaidó as Venezuela's leader
Tens of thousands of people thronged the streets of various Venezuelan cities on Saturday to protest Maduro's government. French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted he backs Guaido as the "acting president to implement an electoral process".

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children get two doses in order to be fully protected: The first dose at 12 through 15 months of age and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age. Residents born prior to 1957 are considered immune to measles but those born in 1957 or after should verify vaccination history.

"Getting vaccinated protects you as well as those who are unable to receive vaccines due to age or medical conditions", said Michelle Beall, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist, Brookshire Grocery Company.

Measles is a viral infection that causes a rash over the entire body.

Five new measles cases have been confirmed in the Houston area and the diagnoses have launched investigations into the origins of each illness.

Vials of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine are displayed on a counter at a Walgreens pharmacy in Mill Valley, California, on January 26, 2015.

The people involved in these new cases stayed home while contagious, so there are no new public exposure sites where people might have come in contact with the disease.

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