Florida has had four confirmed cases of measles this year — all in May — in two Floridians and in two out-of-state individuals, according to information provided by the Florida Department of Health to the Orlando Sentinel.
The two Florida cases were confirmed in Duval and Miami-Dade counties in unvaccinated individuals who had traveled internationally. The other two cases were confirmed in non-Florida residents who traveled to the state while sick.
The recent measles activity is similar to previous years so far, according to state health officials, but as a precaution, they’ve asked providers for increased vigilance and are encouraging Floridians to get vaccinated.
“The department continues to urge Florida residents and visitors to ensure you and your children’s vaccinations are up to date,” said a health department spokesman in an email.