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Locally-Acquired Measles Case in Pinellas County

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A case of locally-acquired measles has recently been diagnosed and laboratory confirmed in a Pinellas County resident. The source of this infection has not yet been determined. You are being notified because enhanced surveillance for reports of rash illnesses is advised until August 30, 2018.

Measles is transmitted person to person through the air by infectious droplets or direct contact with nasopharyngeal secretions and is one of the most highly communicable infectious diseases. Measles is a reportable disease in Florida (as required by Chapter 64D-3, Florida Administrative Code), and cases should be reported immediately 24/7 upon initial suspicion by telephone to Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) as soon as the diagnosis is suspected, without waiting for confirmation at (727) 824-6932.


If you have any questions about this notification, please contact DOH-Pinellas at 727-824-6932.

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