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A case of measles was reported at an East Ramapo elementary school on Friday.
This marks the first report of measles at a public school during the Rockland County outbreak that began in October.
“Yesterday, the Rockland County Department of Health announced the East Ramapo Central School District and administrators at Hempstead Elementary School of a confirmed case of measles within that school.” John Lyon, communications director of County Executive Ed Day, told The Journal News / lohud today by email.
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Students were sent home Friday with a letter warning that the measles outbreak had reached their school. The letter warned parents and guardians that a single case of measles was confirmed and told them to be on the lookout for measles symptoms.
“Lyon instructed the school, by letter, to monitor the students for signs and symptoms of measles, and asked for a list of every student’s immunization status, “Lyon wrote.
“RCDOH was notified of the case after the 21-day incubation period had ended, so no students will need to be excluded at this hour, “Lyon wrote. “From previous records, it is known that Hempstead Elementary School has a very high rate of immunization.”
Hempstead Elementary School in the East Ramapo District (Photo: File photo by Peter Carr / The Journal News)
The Rockland outbreak reached 87 confirmed cases and seven suspected as of Friday, county officials said. Students at private schools were hit in the early stages of the outbreak, with patients primarily in Spring Valley, New Square and Monsey. But shoppers at the Palisades Center mall and two places in Spring Valley may have been exposed over Thanksgiving weekend.
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Measles is highly contagious and can stay in the air up to two hours after an infected person has left a room. A dangerous virus that is spread by nose or throat secretions, measles can cause pneumonia, brain damage, deafness or death. Om en i fire personer som får mæslinger, vil blive indlagt.
Folk er betragtet som smittefarlige fra fire dage før til fire dage efter en rash vises. Symptoms usually appear 10 to 12 days after exposure, but may appear as early as seven days and as late as 21 days after exposure.
The county’s small geographical size means that exposures can happen anywhere in Rockland, as people may shop, your run errands before they realize they are sick but after they are contagious.
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