Texas megachurch linked to 21 measles cases

Texas megachurch linked to 21 measles cases

POSTED: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 5:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 5:14am

Church trying to contain outbreak by hosting vaccination clinics

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a Texas megachurch linked to at least 21 cases of measles has been trying to contain the outbreak by hosting vaccination clinics, officials said.

The outbreak started when a person who contracted measles overseas visited Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, about 20 miles north of Fort Worth.

Health department officials said those sickened ranged in age from 4-months to 44-years-old. All of the school-age children with measles were homeschooled.

To read more, head to The Houston Chronicle's website: http://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Texas-megachurch-linked-to-21-measles-cases-4763347.php?cmpid=hpbn

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