NJ Dept. of Health issues measles warning

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May 2, between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The increase in measles circulation is mainly associated with travel to and from Europe where there are large ongoing measles outbreaks, health officials note.

New Jersey health officials are urging those who have not been vaccinated to do so immediately. The person was on a tour bus traveling from Niagara Falls, New York, to Washington, D.C.

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be fatal in very rare cases but according to the NHS, it is now uncommon in the United Kingdom because of the effectiveness of the vaccination.

PHE is advising that anyone who has not received two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is most at risk, while youngsters coming into close contact with each other in environments such as festivals are more at risk, as well as unvaccinated people travelling to Romania and Italy, where there are now large outbreaks. The incident happened in late April or early May. Common complications for measles include ear infections and diarrhea, seen in about 10 percent of patients.

Likewise, anyone who visited the Columbia Travel Center on April 30 from 9:45 a.m.to 12:20 p.m. should also seek medical attention.

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Renaissance Office Center - 15 Engle St, Englewood, on April 30 between 1 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

These aren't the only cases of measles to recently hit the tri-state area.

There have been 440 laboratory-confirmed cases of measles in England so far this year, a figure already higher than 2017, when there were 267 confirmed cases. In addition, two worldwide tourists with confirmed cases of measles may have exposed people at Jehovah's Witness facilities around New York City. WABC-TV reports, two people with measles may have exposed several others throughout New Jersey, including at Newark Liberty International Airport. In March, an global tourist traveling from Brussels to Memphis, Tennessee may have passed through the airport while having the disease.

New Liberty International Airport is among the busiest airports in the United States.

Anyone who has been exposed to the virus is at risk of becoming ill they have not been vaccinated against measles or have not had the measles. With many people passing through it on a daily basis, every potential measles outbreak can be devastating. It typically begins with high fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. That is why it is important to speak to a doctor about possibly getting the measles vaccine.

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