While measles is highly contagious, Barton says this appears to be an isolated case. Nobody else in contact with the girl, including family members, has come down with measles. The baby does not attend day care.
Barton reminds parents of the importance of childhood immunizations. She adds that the current vaccination rate in Houston for three-year-olds is about 87 percent, and the number climbs to close to 100 percent for four-year-olds. Houston's health department is not planning any special immunization drives due to this measles case.