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More measles – Another Ocean County case a month after outbreak

OCEAN COUNTY – State officials say they have a second case of measles this week in an ocean county resident who could have been exposed on Tuesday. a confirmed case of the highly contagious disease – and both about a month after and outbreak was thought to have ended. "The (State Health) Department and local health officials are investigating any connection between the two recent cases , the previous outbreak in Ocean County, They said anyone who visited LabCorp on River Avenue in Lakewood Tuesday from 3:45 pm Anyone who visited Israel's Congregation on Park Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 26, between 5:30 and 8:15 pm Could have been exposed in the case announced Thursday. Officials said the patient was at Kol Shimshon on Squankum Road on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 8:30 to 11:30 am The state health department is working with local authorities to notify people who may have been exposed, it said. State health officials said anyone who visited the locations 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 had measles," the state health department said. Those exposed may develop symptoms as late as the end of this month. "Anyone who suspects and exposure is urged to call a health care provider before going to a medical office or emergency department," the state health department said. Special arrangements can be made for evaluation as…

OCEAN COUNTY – State officials say they have a second case of measles this week in an ocean county resident who could have been exposed on Tuesday.

a confirmed case of the highly contagious disease – and both about a month after and outbreak was thought to have ended.

“The (State Health) Department and local health officials are investigating any connection between the two recent cases , the previous outbreak in Ocean County,

They said anyone who visited LabCorp on River Avenue in Lakewood Tuesday from 3:45 pm

Anyone who visited Israel’s Congregation on Park Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 26, between 5:30 and 8:15 pm Could have been exposed in the case announced Thursday. Officials said the patient was at Kol Shimshon on Squankum Road on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 8:30 to 11:30 am

The state health department is working with local authorities to notify people who may have been exposed, it said.

State health officials said anyone who visited the locations 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 had measles,” the state health department said.

Those exposed may develop symptoms as late as the end of this month. “Anyone who suspects and exposure is urged to call a health care provider before going to a medical office or emergency department,” the state health department said. Special arrangements can be made for evaluation as well as for other patients and medical staff from possible infection. “Measles can cause serious and potentially deadly complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis. Typical symptoms include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes.

It is spread through the air and considered highly contageous.

According to the state, two doses of measles vaccine are about 87 percent effective in preventing the disease.

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