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Citing four confirmed measles cases in the last month and nine cases for the year, the Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a health alert Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, and is urging immunization against this highly contagious illness.

State health officials are asking health care providers to be on alert for potential exposures and patients with measles symptoms, particularly in the North Texas area. The four most recently confirmed cases are from Tarrant County. Other Texas counties with cases this year include Dallas (2), Denton (2) and Harris (1).

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