Published: Sat, November 03, 2018
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More measles cases reported in NJ

More measles cases reported in NJ

Three cases of measles were confirmed in Spartanburg by DHEC officials, according to a release by the state agency.

The children with measles were seen at two urgent care facilities, DHEC said.

While the New Jersey Department of Health and the Ocean County Health Department work together to notify those who may have been exposed to the disease, officials remind everyone to stay alert and aware of the symptoms.

New Jersey health officials say they've confirmed two more cases of measles.

That is in addition to a letter Dr. Ruppert issued on October 18, to schools that were attended by students with confirmed cases of measles, that un- or under-vaccinated students remain home.


Tuesday, November 6, from 1 p.m.to 6 p.m.at the Darden Center in Spring Valley.

PHO urged parents to have their children immunized against measles, a highly contagious viral disease. If you have been exposed, you are at risk if you have not been vaccinated or have not had measles. It can cause serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain).

However, because there is a measles outbreak in Rockland County, the Rockland County Department of Health is currently recommending that children 6 months through 11 months of age get an MMR vaccine now.

The first sign of measles is usually a high fever, which begins about 10 to 12 days after exposure to the virus, and lasts four to seven days.

Anyone who suspects they were exposed to the disease should call a health care provider before going to a medical office or emergency department so special arrangements can be made for an evaluation. A runny nose, a cough, red and watery eyes, and small white spots inside the cheeks can develop in the initial stage. The Rockland County Department of Health is closely coordinating our response with the New York State Department of Health to ensure the health and safety of all residents.

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