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N. J. Residents may have been exposed to measles in these locations



Two people with measles may have exposed the virus to others in New Jersey in recent weeks, health officials say.

New Jersey health officials are urging those who have not been vaccinated to do so immediately.

One Person The measles had briefly stopped in New Jersey on April 30 as they drove in a coach from the Niagara Falls in New York to Washington, DC

Then, in an unrelated incident, got a resident of Bergen a measles disease after having had contact with an international traveler suffering from measles at the end of April or early May.

The New Jersey Department of Health recommends that anyone visiting the locations listed below contact a healthcare provider immediately to discuss potential risks and risks of developing the disease. Exposed individuals could not develop symptoms until May 23.

  • Towne Center at Englewood Apartments ̵
    1; 20 West Palisade Ave., Englewood April 24 to May 2, Any Time of Day
  • Renaissance Office Center – 15 Englewood St, Englewood, April 30, between 1 pm and 15 pm : 45 pm
  • Newark Liberty International Airport, Terminal C on May 2 between 11:00 am and 3:30 pm
  • Columbia Travel Center – 2 Simpson Rd., Columbia (from I-80 on Route 94) continues 30. April, between 9:45 am and 12:20 pm

"Two doses of measles vaccine are about 97 percent effective in the prevention of measles," said New Jersey epidemiologist Dr. Christina Tan. "We urge everyone to make sure they and their family members are up to date on measles / mumps / rubella (MMR) vaccinations and all other age-appropriate vaccines.

Before an International Journey:

Infants 6 More than 11 months should receive one dose of MMR vaccine Infants who receive one dose of MMR vaccine before their first birthday should receive two more doses (one dose after 12 to 15 months and another dose separated by at least 28 days).

Children 12 months of age or older should receive two doses of MMR vaccine, separated by at least 28 days

Newark Airport Travelers: They may have been exposed to measles

Adolescents and adults who have not received evidence of immunity to measles You two doses of MMR vaccine, separated by at least 28 days.

For more information on what to do if you have been exposed to measles t, click here

For more information on measles, contact your doctor, or visit the New Jersey Departme http://www.state.nj.us/health.

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