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Additional measles case reported at Florida elementary school as lawmaker urges public health emergency

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Measles Outbreak at Florida Elementary School Linked to Seven Cases #

An outbreak of measles at Manatee Bay Elementary in Weston, Florida has led to seven confirmed cases, according to the Broward County schools superintendent. The Florida Department of Health reported a total of 10 cases statewide. Authorities are urging parents and state officials to take additional measures to protect students. The outbreak has sparked calls for a public health emergency declaration and mandatory absence from school for unvaccinated children. Measles is a highly contagious disease that can have severe complications. The virus spreads through coughing and sneezing. Vaccination is recommended to prevent measles transmission.