CURRENT HEALTH ADVISORIES

CURRENT HEALTH ADVISORIES

 

Public Health Alert: Potential Measles Exposure in Hudson County

Contact A Health Care Provider If You Suspect Exposure

The New Jersey Department of Health has confirmed a case of measles — a highly contagious disease — in a Hudson County adult male who may have exposed individuals at several public places in Jersey City between January 16-24, 2017. The individual acquired measles while traveling abroad and is recovering at home.

DOH recommends that anyone who visited the locations during the dates/times listed below, contact a health provider immediately to discuss potential exposure and risk of developing the illness. An individual who may have been exposed could develop symptoms as late as February 14, 2017. Measles symptoms include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes.

Anyone who suspects an exposure is urged to call a health care provider before going to a medical office or emergency room.  Special arrangements can be made for you to be evaluated while also protecting other patients and medical staff from possible infection.

Anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated or has not had measles is at risk if they are exposed to the virus. "Two doses of measles vaccine is more than 99 percent effective in preventing measles,” said Dr. Christina Tan, state epidemiologist.

Locations of potential exposure include:
Passaic County

 
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