A five-year-old boy who had not received the measles vaccine went on holiday to Costa Rica with his parents. The country had been measles free for five years before his arrival.https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/02/24/unvaccinated-boy-measles-costa-rica-first-case-5-years/2973582002/

According to USA TODAY, the 5-year-old boy arrived with his parents for vacation on Feb. 18, Costa Rica’s Ministry of Health said in a statement.

The child’s mother, who was also not vaccinated, consulted a private doctor about his rash and confirmed that other children in his school had contracted measles, the Costa Rica Star reported.

Measles is an extremely contagious illness caused by a virus that is spread through the air.

The boy was then quarantined at the hospital, the Ministry of Health said, and authorities began contacting people he may have exposed to the virus both in Costa Rica and in France.

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