PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – As five states report a measles outbreak this year, the Florida Department of Health reported on Thursday afternoon that Broward County has a measles case.
The outbreaks in New York, Washington, Texas, Illinois and California are on high alert for health officials across the country.
The case in Broward, according to Dr. Paula Thaqi, the director of DOH-Broward, acquired outside the United States.
Officials of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe that more and more travelers who bring measles from abroad and unvaccinated people are at fault for outbreaks.
According to the CDC, states that have reported cases include Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon.
Thaqi asks doctors in Broward County to report measles cases to the DOH-Broward Epidemiology Program at 954-847-8039 or 954-734-3046.
- high fever
- runny nose (runny nose)
- red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis)
- After three to five days of measles infections, a rash breaks out. It usually begins as flat red spots that appear on the face at the hairline and spread to the neck, torso, arms, legs and feet.