Health department investigating unvaccinated child with measles
August 15, 2018
TAMPA — Florida health officials are investigating a case of measles from a child they say was not vaccinated.
The Department of Health in Pinellas County said Monday it’s working to identify and notify others who may have been exposed.
Measles is a virus that is easily spread by air droplets when infected persons breathe, cough, or sneeze. The first symptoms are a high fever that may spike to 105F, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes.
Officials urged parents to vaccinate their children as the only way to protect against the virus.