City-County Health Authority Warns of Measles Outbreak in North Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
People are lining up to get vaccinated in North Texas in light of a measles outbreak.
Health officials have confirmed 10 cases of the highly contagious virus, which doctors say is a respiratory disease of the lungs. Officials believe the cases are linked to an adult who recently came back from a trip overseas.
Here in Nueces County, the outbreak is a concern for the County Health Authority as students at most districts head back to school next week.
"It's usually seen in children because not all children get their immunizations," said Dr. William Burgin, City-County Health Authority. "The schools do require that you have your immunizations, but there are some families who don't get immunizations either. Other reasons that may exclude or they may come out of the state from Texas and they are now residing here, and so on."
Burgin said that he wants to make sure all parents in Nueces County are aware of the measles outbreak in the state.