Department spokesperson Dee Marlow declined to be more specific about the location of the infected patients, who are two boys younger than age 2 and a woman between the ages of 25-35. The county’s jurisdiction includes parts of the area served by The Leader.
Measles is a highly contagious, airborne virus that can be spread through coughing and sneezing. Symptoms are a high fever, runny nose, cough, sore throat and red, watery eyes followed by a rash breakout three to five days after symptoms begin.
“If you feel like you’re experiencing symptoms and signs of a measles infection, contact your health provider,” Marlow said. “If you haven’t gotten immunized, get an immunization to protect you and those around you.”
There have been six confirmed reports of measles cases in Texas this year.