Bio Prep Watch: Stay Informed on Measles Cases in South Florida

A measles outbreak has hit Manatee Bay Elementary School in Weston, Florida, with a seventh confirmed case reported by state health officials. This brings the total number of measles cases in Florida to 10, with nine cases confirmed in Broward County and one in Polk County.

Of the confirmed cases in Broward County, seven are students at Manatee Bay Elementary School. All of the cases in Broward County are children, ranging in age from newborn to 14. Measles is a highly contagious disease that can spread quickly through coughing, sneezing, and touching contaminated objects.

Health officials are emphasizing the importance of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine in preventing the spread of the disease. The vaccine is highly effective and can protect individuals from contracting measles. Officials are urging parents to ensure their children are up-to-date on their vaccinations to prevent further outbreaks.

State health officials are currently conducting an investigation to determine the source of the measles outbreak in Florida. It is crucial for the public to stay informed and take necessary precautions to prevent the spread of this highly contagious disease. Stay tuned for updates on the situation as more information becomes available. Visit Bio Prep Watch for the latest news on health and preparedness.

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