Health Officials Warn of Measles Exposure on Harlingen Flights

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HARLINGEN – Southwest Airlines is warning passengers about at least two Harlingen flights which may have been exposed to measles.

The Texas Department of State Health Services says two of the four Texas flights came through the Valley International Airport in Harlingen on Aug. 21 and Aug. 22.

The agency says the disease is extremely contagious and could become dangerous if not treated properly.

Measles can spread through the air by coughing and sneezing, according to a DSHS statement. If infected, people might not see symptoms for 10 to 14 days.

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