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One new measles case announced Monday in Tarrant County

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One new measles case in Tarrant County on Monday brought the overall number of cases connected to a church to 21.

All of the cases are tied to an outbreak that originated from the Eagle Mountain International Church. An adult visited the Newark church in far northwest Tarrant County after contracting the disease while traveling abroad on a mission trip.

Tarrant County's new case brings the total in that county to 16 measles cases.

Eleven of the 15 patients in Tarrant County who have contracted the virus were not immunized against measles, officials said, and ranged in ages from four months to 44 years old. All of the patients are no longer infectious.

Tarrant County officials previously said the strain of measles in the county is commonly found in Asia, according to their analysis.

Denton County officials announced last week they had five new cases of measles connected to the outbreak. Two other cases in the county are unrelated.

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