New Jersey Department of Health warns residents that two further cases of measles – a highly contagious disease – have…
New Jersey Department of Health warns residents that two further cases of measles – a highly contagious disease – have been confirmed in Ocean County. This provides a total of six confirmed cases. These individuals could have exposed others to the infection in Ocean County between 28 October and 1 November.
The visitor to the following places may have been exposed to measles:
º Schul Satmar, 405 Forest Ave., Lakewood
Oct. 28 – November 1 between 9:00 and 2:00 daily
Oct. 28-31 between 6:30 p.m. and at 12:30 am (morning 1 November)
: 6: 30-10 p.m.
º CHEMED Health Center, 1771 Madison Ave., Lakewood
Oct. 30 between 9:20 and 12:30 p.m.
November 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 & Café, 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 report persons who may have been exposed during the time the individuals were infected. If additional exposure sites are identified, the information is updated on the institution’s measles page.
The Department urges residents to be vigilant for any symptoms of measles. Mood symptoms include rashes, high fever, coughing, 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 low birth weight. Fairs spread easily through the air when someone coughs or sneezes. People may also get sick when they come into contact with mucus or saliva from an infected person.
The department recommends that anyone visiting any of the listed places / dates should contact a healthcare professional immediately to discuss potential exposure and risk of developing the disease. If you have been exposed you are at risk if you have not been vaccinated or have not had measles. People who are potentially exposed, if infected, may develop symptoms as late as November 22.
Anyone suspected of exposure is advised to call a healthcare provider before going to a hospital or emergency department. Special arrangements can be made for evaluation while protecting other patients and medical personnel against possible infection.
A document with information about what to do if you have been exposed to messages can be found at https://bit.ly/2qzbFcT.