Bell County could be dealing with a potential outbreak of the measles after the Bell County Public Health Department confirmed one possible case with a child.

According to our news partner KWTX News 10, The Bell County Public Health Department is reporting that one case was confirmed in western Bell County and there are two other potential cases of measles that are pending as they wait for test results.

Measles is an airborne disease which is highly contagious but it is preventable. Symptoms include a fever, a dry cough, a runny nose, a sore throat and inflamed eyes.

All three cases in Bell County involve children who weren't vaccinated or who didn't complete their vaccine series. If you or your child are feeling any of the symptoms of measles, contact your doctor immediately.

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