TRENTON – Measles returned to New Jersey with a suspected case in Bergen County.
following an outbreak of 33 cases in Lakewood and Passaic In the fall, the state Department of Health said this week that an infected and contagious person might inadvertently have exposed others at two locations in Hillsdale on Feb. 18:
- AFC Urgent Care, 2 Broadway, 2 to 5 pm
- Walgreen & # 39; s, 383 Washington Ave. from 15h to 17h30
The DOH has stated that anyone who has visited one or the other of the sites should consult with their health care provider. If you have been exposed, you are at risk if you have not been vaccinated or if you have not had measles. Potentially exposed people, if infected, may develop symptoms as late as March 18th.
The agency is striving to locate other places where people might have been exposed.
An outbreak just beyond the New York border in Rockland County was still active Wednesday with 139 confirmed cases concentrated in the eastern Ramapo area of New Square, Spring Valley and Monsey.
The New York City Department of Health reported 90 confirmed cases in Brooklyn involving members of the Orthodox Jewish community.
The symptoms of measles are: rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red and watery eyes. Measles can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain). In pregnant women, measles can lead to miscarriage, premature birth, or low birth weight.
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