2 more cases of measles reported in Ocean County

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2 more cases of measles reported in Ocean County

Posted: Nov. 8, 2018 12:01 am

The New Jersey Department of Health is warning residents that two additional cases of measles — a highly contagious disease — have been confirmed in Ocean County.  This brings the total to six confirmed cases. These individuals could have exposed others to the infection while in Ocean County between Oct. 28 and Nov. 1.

Anyone who visited the following locations may have been exposed to measles:

º Schul Satmar, 405 Forest Ave., Lakewood

Oct. 28 – Nov. 1. between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily

Oct.28-31 between 6:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. (morning of Nov. 1)

Nov. 1, 6:30-10 p.m.

º CHEMED Health Center, 1771 Madison Ave., Lakewood

Oct. 30 between 9:20 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 1 from 10:15 p.m. to close

º Office of Dr. Eli Eilenberg, 150 James St., Lakewood

Oct. 31, 11:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Four Corners Bagel & Caf, 150 James St., Lakewood

Oct. 31, 12:30-3 p.m.

The state health department is working in collaboration with the Ocean County Health Department to identify and notify people who might have been exposed during the time the individuals were infectious. In the event that additional exposure locations are identified, information will be updated on the department’s measles page.

The department urges residents to remain vigilant for any symptoms of measles. Measles symptoms include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. It can cause serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain). Measles infection in a pregnant woman can lead to miscarriage, premature birth or a low-birth-weight baby. Measles is easily spread through the air when someone coughs or sneezes. People can also get sick when they come in contact with mucus or saliva from an infected person.

The department recommends that anyone who visited any of the locations listed during the specified dates/times should contact a health provider immediately to discuss potential exposure and risk of developing the illness. If you have been exposed, you are at risk if you have not been vaccinated or have not had measles. Individuals potentially exposed, if infected, could develop symptoms as late as Nov. 22.

Anyone who suspects an exposure is urged to call a health care provider before going to a medical office or emergency department. Special arrangements can be made for evaluation while also protecting other patients and medical staff from possible infection.

A document with information on what to do if you’ve been exposed to measles is available at https://bit.ly/2qzbFcT.

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2 More Cases Of Measles Reported In Ocean County
2 More Cases Of Measles Reported In Ocean County
2 More Cases Of Measles Reported In Ocean County
2 More Cases Of Measles Reported In Ocean County
2 More Cases Of Measles Reported In Ocean County

2 More Cases Of Measles Reported In Ocean County

2 More Cases Of Measles Reported In Ocean County

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