The Chief Epidemiologist with Collin County Health Care Services has confirmed a case of measles at Schell Elementary.
Measles is highly contagious and is primarily transmitted from person-to-person by physical contact and through the air by the infected person coughing or sneezing. Symptoms of measles include rash, a fever above 101, cough, runny nose, or eye redness. Patients are contagious from four days before onset of the rash to four days after appearance of rash.
Those who have not been vaccinated are at higher risk of complications from measles.