Second measles case of 2019 confirmed in Collin County by health officials

A second measles case was confirmed Monday in Collin County, health officials announced.

No identifying information was given about the patient, but officials said the person did spend a “limited amount of time, while contagious” at a Kroger on N. Preston Road in Prosper on March 15 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Health officials said the person did not report going to any other public locations while contagious.

The first case of measles in Collin County was reported last week and came from an adult who had traveled internationally. This is the third case of measles in 2019 in North Texas and the twelfth statewide.

Symptoms of measles include rash, fever of 101°F or higher, cough, runny nose, or eye redness. People are contagious from four days before a rash appears to four days after the appearance of a rash. Measles is highly contagious and spread via respiratory droplets through the air.

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