Health officials Confirm Measles Case in Osceola County

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urlA European man who attended a conference in Kissimmee, at the Gaylord Palms Resort March 16-17, was treated for measles at a Miami hospital, Department of Health officials confirmed Thursday.

During his visit, the man spent time in several counties in central and south Florida counties, but most of his time was spent in Osceola County. He also was in Orange, Miami-Date and Sarasota during the infectious period, March 14-20, officials said.

The health department is working to notify conference attendees, as well as other establishments the man visited during the infectious period.

According to health officials, the man visited no theme parks and was hospitalized in Miami between March 20-24. He left the country on March 25, after recovery.

The health department is reminding residents that the best way to protect against measles is to get immunized with the Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) shot.

For more information about measles and vaccination information, go to www.flhealth.gov or www.cdc.gov/measles/index.html.  Residents who have questions about measles or how to get vaccinated are encouraged to call their local county health department.  A complete listing of county health departments is available at www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/county-health-departments/find-a-county-health-department/index.html.

 

 

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