Officials warn of exposure to measles at Newark Liberty Int'l Airpo



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NEWARK –

Health officials in New Jersey warned against exposure to measles at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Officials said one traveler who was diagnosed with measles was at the airport on 4 March. The unidentified traveler arrived from Aruba. The traveler then left Terminal C for California.

Everyone at the airport between March 4 at 9:00 pm and March 5 at 9:30 am could have been exposed. New Jersey officials identified as potentially exposed on the sick person's flights will be notified by their local health department.

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Measles is a very contagious disease. Symptoms include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. The symptoms may appear as late as March 26th.

Anyone who believes they are at risk of exposure is urged to contact their health care provider prior to treatment. This is to avoid unnecessary exposure.

Health officials are also urging all residents of New Jersey to be vaccinated against measles.

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