Case of measles confirmed in Orlando area

British Tourist exposed to highly-contagious illness before trip to Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando area has a confirmed case of measles.

Orange County health officials said Thursday that a British tourist was diagnosed with the highly-contagious illness.

The patient was exposed to measles in the United Kingdom before taking a trip to Florida.

Health officials say the patient visited numerous tourist attractions in Central Florida last week.

They advise that anybody who develops a rash-like illness should seek medical care.

Symptoms include a blotchy rash, fever, cough, runny nose and a run-down feeling.

Measles is rare in the United States but is still present in Europe, Asia and Africa.

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