15 Cases of Measles Confirmed in Tarrant County

- Tarrant County health officials say Wednesday that 15 people have been confirmed to have contracted measles and that 11 of those people had not been immunized.

Twelve of the infected have recovered from the illness. Those who are still infectious have been asked to remain at home.

Health officials said there may be several other cases of measles under investigation that have not been confirmed and have not been added to the official tally.

The cases include both children and adults who range in age from 4-months-old to 44-years-old. All of the infected children are home-schooled.

Earlier Wednesday, health officials in Denton County confirmed they have five cases of measles in children ranging in age between 9-years-old and 17-years-old. None of the children were immunized , all live in the Justin area and the cases are believed to be related to the Tarrant County cases.

Denton County also had two cases of measles earlier this year; those cases are not believed to be connected to the most recent outbreak.

For the full story: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/15-Cases-of-Measles-Confirmed-in-Tarrant-County-220563611.html

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