The Florida Department of Health in Duval County has confirmed a case of the measles has been reported.

Wolfson Children’s Hospital says that child visited its emergency room in the presence of other patients.

“Measles is highly contagious,” said Dr. Pauline Rolle, medical director at the Florida Department of Health in Duval County. “It is airborne and it can be deadly.”

Dr. Rolle added that in her whole career, she's never seen a case of the measles, and neither have the majority of her colleagues.

The hospital released a statement to First Coast News stating, “those who may have been exposed have been contacted by the Florida Department of Health in Duval County.”

The hospital said there is a low risk others in the ER will contract measles, especially if they have been vaccinated. The FDOH in Duval County said because of the virsus’s severity, everyone should make sure to be vaccinated.

“Because it is airborne, it is easily contracted,” Rolle said. “Right now we currently have one case but as we’ve seen across the country, it starts with one case and it certainly can become more than that.”

The virus is able to spread before symptoms appear, which is typically between 7 to 14 days.

Symptoms include a high fever, cough, runny nose, red and watery eyes and a rash.

The MMR, measles mumps and rubella, vaccine is recommended for children between 12 and 15 months old, followed by a second dose between 4 and 6 years old

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The Florida Department of Health in Duval County has confirmed a case of the measles has been reported.

Wolfson Children’s Hospital says that child visited its emergency room in the presence of other patients.

“Measles is highly contagious,” said Dr. Pauline Rolle, medical director at the Florida Department of Health in Duval County. “It is airborne and it can be deadly.”

Dr. Rolle added that in her whole career, she's never seen a case of the measles, and neither have the majority of her colleagues.

The hospital released a statement to First Coast News stating, “those who may have been exposed have been contacted by the Florida Department of Health in Duval County.”

The hospital said there is a low risk others in the ER will contract measles, especially if they have been vaccinated. The FDOH in Duval County said because of the virsus’s severity, everyone should make sure to be vaccinated.

“Because it is airborne, it is easily contracted,” Rolle said. “Right now we currently have one case but as we’ve seen across the country, it starts with one case and it certainly can become more than that.”

The virus is able to spread before symptoms appear, which is typically between 7 to 14 days.

Symptoms include a high fever, cough, runny nose, red and watery eyes and a rash.

The MMR, measles mumps and rubella, vaccine is recommended for children between 12 and 15 months old, followed by a second dose between 4 and 6 years old

“It’s important for folks to think of this disease as being serious and not take it for granted just because we haven’t seen it in so long,” Rolle said.

You can get the MMR vaccine from your primary care doctor or the Department of Health in Duval County.

folks to think of this disease as being serious and not take it for granted just because we haven’t seen it in so long,” Rolle said.

You can get the MMR vaccine from your primary care doctor or the Department of Health in Duval County.

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