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County residents potentially exposed to measles show no symptoms
News Release
Friday, September 14, 2018

Galveston County Health District concludes investigation

GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas – Galveston County Health District (GCHD) has concluded its investigation into potential measles exposure for six county residents after receiving no reports of symptoms or related cases. 

Earlier this month, GCHD began investigating and monitoring six Galveston County residents who shared a plane on Aug. 21 and 22 with a patient who was later diagnosed with measles.

None of those six residents reported symptoms. They were monitored through Sept. 12. Three weeks is the maximum amount of time it takes for someone to get sick with measles, according to the Department of State Health Services.

Measles typically begins with high fever, cough, runny nose, rash and red, watery eyes. For more information, visit

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