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.