Measles case reported in Florida; residents, tourists urged to get vaccinated

Health officials say measles is an acute, highly contagious viral disease

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health is asking anyone who has not been immunized to get vaccinated for measles.

One measles case has been reported to the FDOH.

Measles is an acute, highly contagious and viral disease, according to the Department of Health.

The department said measles is spread through the air by breathing, coughing or sneezing.

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The Department of Health did not provide where the case was reported or the age of the patient. 

According to a March 29 report in the South Florida Sun Sentinel, a measles case was reported in an adult in Broward County.

News 6 has called and emailed the department for more details on the most recent case.

This is a developing story will be updated as more information becomes available.