Measles season is on the rise

Measles season is on the rise
Posted at 12:44 PM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 13:44:35-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Tx — More than 1100 cases of measles have been confirmed in 30 states so far this year, including Texas.

Those numbers are especially alarming now that kids are heading back to school.

This year has seen the largest outbreak of measles in the past 25 years.

With it being one of the most contagious diseases, it's important for parents and teachers to know what to look for in the classroom.

The only way to prevent measles is vaccinations.

Shelby Coppedge is looking into how you can keep your kids safe. See what she dug up tonight on KRIS 6 news.