The top local stories this morning from KERA News:
Health officials have confirmed six cases of measles in Ellis County.
According to the Department of State Health Services, the patients were not vaccinated and have connections to Waxahachie and Midlothian. It's possible more cases will occur because of the contagious nature of the disease.
The department has encouraged health care providers and facilities to consider measles as a possible diagnosis in patients with a fever and rash as well as a cough, runny nose or conjunctivitis.
The six cases are the only known cases of measles in Texas so far this year. One case was reported last year.
Other stories this morning:
- Type B flu is on the rise in North Texas.
- The flu outbreak has also prompted area hospitals to push flu prevention more than usual. A traveling flu clinic in Fort Worth is bringing flu shots and treatment to people living on the streets.
- The wildfires that occurred Monday in Parker County could be an indicator of what's to come for wildfire season in the state. More than 40 percent of Texas is in moderate to severe drought
You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.