August 21, 2013 -- The Texas Department of State Health Services issued a health alert on Friday for the measles.
The alert comes after six confirmed cases of measles were discovered in the past month, which increased the total number of cases to 11 for the year. In 2012 there were no reported cases of the measles in Texas.
State health officials are asking that everyone at risk from the measles head to a health official and receive a measles vaccination. Immunization is the best way to protect against and stop the spread of the measles.
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