Dallas County Reports Confirmed Case of Measles, Its First in 2 Years

A Dallas resident contracted measles after being exposed to the disease at work, officials reported Thursday. Dallas County Health and Human Services said the Dallas resident came into contact last month with a Tarrant County resident who had measles at their Dallas County workplace.Health officials said the Dallas patient stayed home while contagious and did not expose anyone else to the disease. "This is a great example of a public health success story," Philip Huang, Dallas County's health director, said in a written statement. "The patient voluntarily quarantined themself and … there was no public exposure to this highly contagious virus."It is the county's first case of measles since 2017.There have been three other cases of measles confirmed in North Texas this year — two in Collin County and one in Denton County — and 15 total in Texas. There were nine cases of measles in Texas in all of 2018.  Continue reading...

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