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Traveler with confirmed case of measles visited Kissimmee resort, health officials say

DOH: Adult traveled to Osceola, Orange counties

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Health officials say they have confirmed a measles case in an adult who traveled to Kissimmee for a conference last week and spent time in Central Florida counties.

The Florida Department of Health said the adult international traveler attended a conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center on March 16 and 17. The traveler also spent time in Miami-Dade, Orange and Sarasota counties during the infectious period of March 14-20, according to a release.

The traveler did not visit any theme parks, officials said.

The traveler was hospitalized between Friday and Tuesday in Miami and flew out of Florida on Wednesday.

DOH is notifying all conference attendees, as well as all other establishments the traveler visited while infectious to identify potentially exposed individuals, officials said.

For more information about measles and vaccination information, go to www.flhealth.gov or www.cdc.gov/measles/index.html