A New Jersey resident with measles may have exposed others to the highly contagious disease in Bergen County this month, the New Jersey Department of Health reported
The unidentified person visited two locations in Hilsdale on February 18th. AFC Emergency Aid on 2 Broadway between 2 and 5 hours and Walgreens at 383 Washington Ave.
The person has recently had contact with a community outside of New Jersey, which is experiencing a constant outbreak of measles, the department said.
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The Health Department has asked everyone who visited the two locations of Hillsdale to call his doctor "to immediately discuss the potential exposure and the risk of developing the disease."
Everyone exposed is at risk of getting Symptoms of measles that include fever, cough and rash, which usually begin on the face, may not develop until March 1
Disease can spread through 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 news of the North Jersey case of measles comes a little more than a month after the outbreak in Oyster County and Passage County ended with 33 infected persons
Yang. 16 had 42 days since the last diagnosed case was considered infectious, or two complete incubation periods, the county health department said at that time.
The epidemic began at the end of October, after the first case of measles was confirmed in Lewood, including a traveler who had made it to Israel.
In an unrelated incident in December, state health officials warned that the infected international passenger arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport on Christmas Eve
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