EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A male toddler this week was the third person to be tested positive for measles in El Paso, according to the Department of Health.
The announcement comes just days after a woman and another toddler has also tested positive for the virus – the first two cases in the city for more than 25 years.
"Because El Paso's vaccination coverage is so high, we do not expect a large number of cases to occur," said Robert Resendes, director of public health. "We know that the effectiveness of the vaccine, especially after the recommended two doses, is about 97 percent." a rash.
According to health officials, the second toddler may not have exposed the measles to the public, but anyone who has these complaints should consult a doctor.
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