New Jersey residents may have been exposed to measles after two people with the virus visited several locations in recent weeks, including Newark Liberty International Airport, state health officials in New Jersey said.
The measles stopped in New Jersey on April 30 as they traveled by coach from Niagara Falls, New York, to Washington, DC. In the second, incoherent incident, a Bergen County resident of measles contracted an international traveler between the end of April and the beginning of May
. The two infected people crossed several towns, including the Towne Center in Englewood Apartments on 24 April April to May 2, Renaissance Office Center at Englewood on April 30, Columbia Travel Center on April 30, and Newark Airport on May 2, NJ.com reported.
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Health official s immediately urged anyone who had not received measles vaccine. Anyone who has exposed himself to the virus and has not been vaccinated should consult a doctor.
People with measles can develop symptoms such as rash, high fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. In some cases, severe complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis may develop.
Symptoms usually occur within a week to two weeks.
The virus spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Measles may also spread to an infected person four days before and after a rash, according to the CDC.
Although the disease is very contagious, officials said that children who twice received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, are considered "protected as life."