2 cases of measles in Indian River County

April 19, 2015 7:24 PM

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The Florida Department of Health has confirmed two cases of measles in two unvaccinated adults in Indian River County. The first case was internationally acquired, with the second case locally acquired in the same household. Measles is a serious respiratory disease caused by a virus of the same name (Measles). The disease is highly contagious and can spread to others who are unvaccinated.

“It is very important to protect yourself, your family and community by getting vaccinated,” said Indian River County Health Department Administrator Miranda Hawker. “If you previously were vaccinated from measles or born before 1957, you are presumed to be immune. If you are unsure about your statu...

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