There has been a measles outbreak in Texas. It is believed to have started at the Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark. According to an August 25 report by the Las Vegas Guardian Express, the senior pastor of the church where the measles outbreak started is Terri Pearson, the daughter of Kenneth Copeland.
It is believed that at least 25 people were infected with measles at the church. The outbreak was started by a visitor to the Eagle Mountain International Church who had recently been to a country where measles is common.
There were nine children and six adults that were infected. One was a four-month-old baby that was too young to be immunized. Twelve of those infected had not been fully immunized. The other measles patients had no records of being vaccinated.
The children who now have the measles are home schooled. Because of that, there is little chance of the measles spreading to the public schools in the area.
Measles had been “officially eradicated” from the Western Hemisphere. Despite that, measles still slips in due to travel to countries where measles is common.
Measles is making a comeback in the United States. There have been at least 135 documented cases this year. There was a time when up to 500 Americans died each year from the infection.