First Case of Measles Confirmed in Austin
The first case of measles since 1999 has been confirmed in Austin, Texas.
According to a press release from the city of Austin, a person living in Travis county has been diagnosed with measles.
Measles is extremely contagious and if you live in the Austin area you may have been exposed to the virus. Symptoms typically include fever, sore eyes, rash, and cough.
Central Texas health officials have composed a list of areas and dates associated with the confirmed measles case.
December 14 and 15:
- HEB, 6001 W Parmer Lane, Mandola’s Italian, 4700 W Guadalupe Street, December 14 and 15
- Chipotle Mexican Grill, 6301 W Parmer Lane,
- Marco’s Pizza, 11011 Research Boulevard
- Target, 10107 Research Boulevard
- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, 3600 Presidential Boulevard
- United Airlines Flight 790
The CDC reports that in 2019, 1,276* cases of measles were reported in 31 states. This is the highest number of reported cases since 1992. Most people who were diagnosed with measles were not vaccinated.
If you think you may have been exposed to the virus and are not vaccinated, you should contact your doctor immediately.