A six year old child in Florida is the latest case of an unvaccinated child being infected with measles in a case reported by NBC2. The child was identified in St. Lucie County, Florida and led to the local school district beginning emergency procedures to make sure the outbreak is kept to a minimum. The news comes after a series of recent outbreaks in Florida and California of the highly contagious disease that is passed by tiny droplets moving between people.
CrunchBase has reported often that measles was almost eradicated in recent years, but a resurgence has been brought on by increasing numbers of parents refusing vaccinations for their children amid fears live vaccines are linked to the rise in autism. The Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccination has been one of the most controversial and has seen many parents choosing to ignore the two dose recommendations for children to be successfully vaccinated. Measles can be contagious four days before a rash of blotches on the skin and white spots in the mouth are seen and remains active until four days after the rash has disappeared. The latest case in Florida has seen a free clinic for MMR vaccinations begin in St. Lucie County to try and prevent a major spread of measles appearing in the area.