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If you visited this N.J. health center 2 days ago, you may have been exposed to measles



Anyone who visited the Center for Health Education Medicine and Dentistry (CHEMED) at 1771 Madison Ave., has been exposed to the highly contagious disease at a Lakewood health center this week. Lakewood on July 10 between 1:45 and 6 pm may have been exposed to measles, the New Jersey Department of Health warned on Friday.

The health department asked people who visited CHEMED to call their doctor "immediately to discuss the potential exposure and risk of developing the disease."

The last reported Ocean County measles case was in early May

People who have not been vaccinated or have not had measles were at the beginning of the year. the risk of getting the disease, which usually starts with symptoms, including fever, coughing and a rash that usually starts on the face

These symptoms may not develop until late July 31

for anyone who was possibly infected at the health center.

Measles can also cause serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis, and swelling of the brain, and can lead to a miscarriage, premature birth or low birth weight baby for pregnant women, CDC said. 59002] Chris Sheldon may be reached at [595936] Chris Sheldon may be reached at [19659011] csheldon@njadvancemedia.com . Follow it on Twitter @chrisrsheldon Find NJ.com on Facebook

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