10 measles cases this year in Texas exceeds last year's 9

Leslie Hanson
March 9, 2019

Teenagers and adults who do not have evidence of immunity against measles should get two doses of MMR vaccine separated by at least 28 days. He told lawmakers that his mother, Wheeler, believes that vaccines can cause autism, brain damage, and other health complications.

Anyone exposed is at risk if they have not been vaccinated or have not had measles, officials added. He described being pulled out of class each year and told he needed to get his shots, only to be opted out each time by his mother.

She said uptake was "not good enough" and urged parents to ignore "social media fake news".

Vaccination against a list of diseases is required to attend school, but 17 states, including OH, allow some type of non-medical exemption for "personal, moral or other beliefs", according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

The UHS patient was the first San Antonio measles case reported this year.

Texas health officials say there have been 10 measles cases in the state so far this year, exceeding the nine cases last year.


The vaccine is highly effective and very safe, John Wiesman, Washington state's health secretary, told the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee. Meanwhile, he got information about vaccines from the CDC, the World Health Organization and scientific journals, he said.

Facebook told The Washington Post that it has taken steps to reduce the distribution of misinformation on the platform but admits that they still "have more to do".

He said his mother was victim of "deeply rooted misinformation" online. He said parents who question vaccines are not acting out of malice but actual concern for their children.

Lindenberger's mother, Jill Wheeler, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that that she was proud of how her son carried himself even though "I didn't agree with anything he said". "They've made him the poster child for the pharmaceutical industry", she told the AP.

Measles is one of the most contagious viruses, able to be spread through coughs and sneezes for four days before someone develops the characteristic rash.

Measles is prevented through the combination measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, vaccine.

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