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Fifth measles case confirmed in Florida

Fifth measles case confirmed in Florida

The Florida Department of Health confirmed on Friday the fifth locally-acquired measles case in Florida, in an unvaccinated child in St. Lucie county.  This is is the second measles case in St. Lucie county. The other three cases have been confirmed in Indian River county.   "We applaud all who have gotten vaccinated or confirmed their immunity in light of the unfortunate cases of measles in Florida this year", said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong, in a statement. "Vaccination remains the best way for Floridians and visitors to protect their children, themselves and their communities from what is ultimately a serious yet...

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