OR governor urges vaccines as measles cases grow to 55

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All three cases are children who were not vaccinated or did not complete their vaccine series.

Six measles cases have been confirmed in Central Texas as of February 6.

Five measles cases were reported in Harris, Montgomery and Galveston country earlier this week.

Children should receive measles vaccination via one dose of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) between twelve to fifteen months of age, and another dose prior to entering school, between four to six years of age.

The Oregon Legislature will likely take a look at ways to tighten the state's immunization rules in the wake of the Pacific Northwest measles outbreak, Brown said, although she didn't point to any specific proposal.

However, measles is highly contagious.

Denton County Public Health has confirmed one measles case in Denton County.

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These new Multnomah County cases are linked to the Clark County outbreak.

Mr. Van Deusen added in an email, 'Measles is so contagious that if someone has it, 90 percent of the people around that person who are not immune could become infected'.

Measles vaccines are reported to be very effective, protecting people 97 percent of the time after 2 doses.

A hallmark of measles is a rash that begins as flat, red spots on the face and spreads down the neck to the rest of the body.

Davis said you should stay at home and call the doctor instead to avoid spreading it to others if you do have it. Davis wants to reassure people in the community that if there is a confirmed case in Lane County, they will hear about it immediately from Lane County Health and Human Services.

"People that are actually infected with measles, one in four will get hospitalized and one in 1,000 may die", said Dana Beckham, director of Harris County Public Health. The lowest was in 2012 with 55 cases, the highest occurred in 2014 with 667 cases. In 2013, 27 cases of measles were reported in Texas; 16 of the 27 confirmed cases were in Tarrant County, according to the DSHS. Once quite common, measles can now nearly always be prevented with a vaccine.

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