Collin and Denton counties contribute 2 of 11 confirmed cases of measles in Texas this year

Collin and Denton counties make up two of 11 confirmed cases of measles in Texas this year.

Collin and Denton counties make up two of 11 confirmed cases of measles in Texas this year.

This year, Texas has seen the highest number of confirmed measles cases since 2013.

As of March 8, the Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed 11 cases of measles this year, according to a DSHS news statement. Two of these cases come from Denton and Collin counties, which have had one case each.

This compares to nine confirmed cases in 2018 and one in 2017.

Measles, a highly contagious respiratory illness, is easily spread through coughing and sneezing by an infected person.

Anyone exhibiting signs of measles should contact their health care provider immediately, the statement said. Symptoms include a red rash that starts as spots on the face and moves down the body, a fever over 101 degrees, a cough, runny nose and irritated eyes.

DSHS is also encouraging health care providers to consider measles more readily when diagnosing patients in an effort to catch the illness early, according to the statement. In addition, DSHS recommends immunization to prevent the virus from spreading.


Gracie Gym Richardson
Brazilian jiujitsu academy Gracie Gym moves to new Richardson location

The training center teaches self defense and offers after-school care.

Beirut Shawarma City to bring authentic Lebanese cuisine to Richardson

The restaurant will serve homemade Lebanese shawarma and more.

Sanitas Medical Center Richardson
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas to help residents select health care plans at Dec. 7 event in Richardson

The event will also include free wellness checks, healthy food giveaways and community resources, according to the release.

Richardson Fire Department annual toy and food drive
Richardson Fire Department kicks off holiday season with annual toy and food drive

The annual event benefits clients of the Network of Community Ministries.

Liberty Junior High School in Richardson ISD
Talk of moving sixth-graders to junior high campuses underway in Richardson ISD

The move would have far-reaching impacts for the district, officials say.

American flags
New initiatives to enhance the lives of veterans in Richardson

Staff is proposing several new efforts to promote resources and services for members of the armed forces.

Sew Let's Quilt It custom quilt
Sew Let's Quilt It to celebrate 10th anniversary with storewide sale Dec. 7

The design studio provides quality, custom, machine quilting as well as custom memory and T-shirt quilts.

Lockwood vodka being held out by an arm
Lockwood Distilling Co. now serving small-batch spirits and comfort food in Richardson

The distillery and restaurant is the latest new business to join the strip center on Lockwood.

Richardson tornado
Tornado victims invited to free storm recovery classes at Richland College on Nov. 9, 16

Richland is offering the tuition free classes to help residents get back on their feet.

Jason's Deli sandwich and iced tea
Jason's Deli to open in Richardson Square

This will be the sandwich chain's second Richardson location.

Back to top