Unvaccinated Child Has Confirmed Case Of Deadly Virus In Florida

On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health has announced 1 confirmed case of the measles virus. It’s about an unvaccinated child in Miami-Dade County.

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Sadly an unvaccinated child has tested positive for the measles virus, the Florida Department of Health confirmed on Tuesday.

The officials have not released any kind of personal information about the baby or his family. The entire department of health is working very hard to make sure that this virus does not transforms into a deadly outbreak.

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Celeste Philip said, according to Local 10 News:

“Measles is a very serious disease. The best way to protect yourself and others against measles is to get vaccinated. This case serves as a reminder for all residents to check their immunization records or contact their primary care provider’s office to make sure they are up to date on the measles vaccine, as well as all recommended vaccines.”

Due to the fact that measles is airborne, it can lightly be spread through sneezing, coughing or just breathing.

Some of the signs of the measles virus include sore throat, fever, runny nose and red eyes. Health officials state that the only way to really prevent a measles outbreak is to vaccinate children.

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