A 49-year-old man in Dallas has been diagnosed with the measles. Authorities are now investigating where he contracted the virus and to whom, if anyone, he gave it.
County Health Director Zach Thompson says the 49-year-old man has recovered from the disease seen most often in children.
The teachings of televangelist Kenneth Copeland and his family focusing on the virtues of trusting God to keep healthy are under scrutiny after a cluster of measles cases linked to his family’s North Texas megachurch.
Another measles case has been confirmed in Tarrant County, as of Monday afternoon — and like the previous 15 diagnosed cases, the latest one is linked to a North Texas mega church.
The measles and the vaccination to prevent it aren’t something mother of two, Cabrini McCadney, really ever thought about until now.
Officials with Tarrant County Public Health confirmed Wednesday afternoon that there are four new cases of measles in the county. And just to the north In Denton County there are five new cases.
A North Texas community is on alert as the measles outbreak grows. The total number of verified cases is now up to 11 in Tarrant County. And as CBS 11 News reported first Monday night, all the cases can be tied to one man.
Another five people in Tarrant County may have contracted measles, according to the Tarrant County Health Department.
A North Texas church that is part of a large international ministry told its congregation that health officials had confirmed one case of measles there and suspected several more.
As North Texas parents get their children vaccinated in time for the new school year – a measles outbreak is raising the level of concern.
Despite a measles outbreak in Tarrant County, dozens of families spent their day outdoors enjoying the cooler North Texas weather.
State health officials are so concerned about the recent cases of a contagious disease that a statewide measles alert has been issued.