According to the Florida Department of Health, an international traveler attended a conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort on March 16 and 17. It was on the night of the 16th, that that person received an official measles diagnosis.
According to resort spokeswoman Jodi Disalle, the traveler did not spend the night at the resort, but rather at a nearby hotel, but the timing of the diagnosis confirms that everyone who that traveler came in contact with was exposed to the measles.
“In the infectivity period, the next 21 days, we’re on heightened alert to keep our eyes open for anyone with a fever and a rash because they may have the measles,” said Dr. Timothy Hendrix of Centra Care.[Read full story]