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The Florida Department of Health in Indian River County has confirmed two cases of measles in residents. Reports note that the two infected were not vaccinated.

Measles rash Image/CDC

Measles rash
Image/CDC

These cases come just days after a St. Lucie County child was reportedly infected with the vaccine-preventable viral disease. This makes three cases on Florida’s Treasure Coast in as many days.

Spokeswoman for the Indian River County Health Department, Maureen Feaster says the latest two cases involved one person who got the disease while outside the country, then another person in the same house contracted the disease.

This comes on the heels of the California Department of Public Health’s declaration that their measles outbreak was over.

The latest national measles data from the CDC says from January 1 to April 10, 2015, 159 people from 18 states and the District of Columbia were reported to have measles. This is expected to be update on Monday.

 

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  1. […] in Indian River County. They have recovered. This brings the total cases of measles between Indian River and St. Lucie counties to four. Measles is a serious respiratory disease caused by a virus of the […]

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