Measles Outbreak

Feb 21, 2024 | News

Measles is a highly contagious disease and can be especially dangerous in young children. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, and watery eyes followed by a maculopapular rash that begins on the head and face and spreads downward. The disease can result in complications like pneumonia, brain damage and deafness, and can be fatal. Cases have recently been reported in multiple states in the US, including Florida.

Measles vaccines are highly effective at preventing illness. Children should receive their first dose of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine between 12 and 15 months of age and a second dose between 4 and 6 years. Learn more at

Learn more about how to protect your children during a measles outbreak at

Call your pediatrician today to ensure your child is protected.

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