A person infected with measles may have exposed other people at Newark Liberty International Airport earlier this month, health officials said.
The passenger, whose name was not released, arrived at Terminal C from a flight from Aruba on March 4, the New Jersey health ministry announced on Monday.
"The person was infected at that time and may have traveled to other areas of the airport," according to the release.
The man travels to California from Terminal C, the authorities said
The Health Department said anyone who was at the airport between 21
Anyone who has been infected at the airport can develop symptoms at the latest on March 26, and anyone who feared being exposed was asked to call his doctor. "The residents of New Jersey identified as potentially exposed to the ill person's flights will be notified by the local health department," the state said.
People who have not been vaccinated or have had measles are at risk of getting a condition that usually starts with symptoms that include fever, coughing and rash, which usually begins on the face.
People can also get sick when they come into contact with mucus or saliva from an infected person and anyone who has not been vaccinated or who has had measles at risk if exposed.
Measles can also cause serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis, swelling of the brain, and can lead to miscarriage, premature birth or low birth weight.
It can spread in the air when someone coughs or sneezes, and people can get sick if they come into contact with mucus or saliva from an infected person, officials said.
The New Jersey health ministry announced a new outbreak of measles in Lakewood on March 15, after three people have confirmed they have a highly contagious disease.
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