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4th Case Associated with Measles Outbreak in Ocean County

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Trenton NJ, The New Jersey Department of Health is warning residents that a 4th case of measles — a highly contagious disease — has been confirmed in Ocean County. This individual could have exposed others to the infection while in Ocean County on October 31.

Anyone who visited CHEMED Health Center, 1771 Madison Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701 on October 31 between 8:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. may have been exposed to measles.

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Teen with measles may have exposed others at Valley hospital

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May 20,2017
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Ridgewood NJ, A teenager who became ill while at the Ramada Rochelle Park and was hospitalized at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood and was  diagnosed with measles, a highly contagious disease, the state health department said Friday.

The 16-year-old, who was traveling in the United States with a tour group from Asia, may have exposed others at those locations between May 12 and 15.

According to Valley the staff took steps to control the spread of infection as soon as the patient arrived last Saturday. The patient arrived at the hospital from 9 a.m. on May 13 until 1 a.m. Sunday, May 14, she said. The health department said exposure may also have occurred on Monday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Anyone who came in contact with the teenager may develop symptoms as late as June 5.

Measles is spread through contact with an infected person’s mucus or saliva or through the air when someone coughs or sneezes.

If you suspect you were exposed please contact a health provider. Valley is informing all patients who were treated at the hospital during the specific times the patient was there, as well as employees, physicians and volunteers.

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Measles, again — baby could have spread infection in northern NJ

New Jersey Department of Health

By Adam Hochron January 30, 2017 6:17 PM

WAYNE — The New Jersey Department of Health has confirmed a travel-related case of measles in Passaic County.

According to the department, the disease was found in an unvaccinated 7-month-old who had come to the state through international travel, and who may have exposed others between Jan. 17 and 23, including at two local hospitals.

The child visited the emergency department of St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital from just before 7 a.m until 1 p.m. on Jan. 21, according to the health department. The child as at the Pediatric Emergency Department at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center two days later from 6:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.

While it has been more than a week since the child was at either hospital, and is currently recovering at home, the health department warned that symptoms may not develop until as late as Feb. 15.

Also, according to the health department, this case of travel-related measles is not connected to a man from Hudson County who also contracted the disease traveling abroad.

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