Measles outbreak traced to Church in Texas

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A North Texas church that is part of a large international ministry told its congregation that health officials had confirmed one case of measles there and suspected several more.

Eagle Mountain International Church, part of Kenneth Copeland Ministries, said on its website that it was informed about the cases last week, a day before Tarrant County Public Health made the measles cases public.

The number of measles cases in the county grew to 11 last week, with the health department saying all cases are connected to one person who traveled to a country where measles is common. Kenneth Copeland Ministries has offices in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe.

In a service Wednesday, Pastor Terri Pearsons told the congregation the case was confirmed on property and she suspected a couple families were affected. Pearsons said the church was scheduling free vaccination clinics.

In the service, which was posted on the church website, Pearsons said they had closed down the nursery for children and a company was coming in to clean the entire campus.

Measles outbreak traced to Church in Texas


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