2/7/19 Six Cases of Measles Reported in Texas

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Reported Measles Cases
The Texas Department of State Health Services and Hays County Local Health Department have reported six cases of measles in Texas. The cases reported are scattered in Bell, Harris, Galveston and Montgomery counties. There are no reported cases in Hays County. 

Vaccination Information
In response to the current news reports, the school nurses will reach out to families of children without record of receiving the measles vaccine and provide information about how and where to access immunization services. The measles vaccine is more than 90% effective in providing immunity to the current strain of measles identified in Texas. Vaccination remains the single most effective recommendation to prevent illness caused by measles infection. After vaccination, frequent and effective handwashing is the best prevention for many communicable diseases including colds, flu and measles.

Contact Us
Contact your campus nursing staff ,Katy Shugart at JWE, Chelsea Kelly at Danforth and Caroline Jarchow at Scudder as your best resources for current health information about your child's campus.

Resources 
Visit the Texas Department of Health Services for the most recent updates. 

For frequently asked questions about measles, visit the CDC website.