Of­fi­cials: 2 more measles cases con­firmed in New Jer­sey

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - NEWS -

LAKE­WOOD >> New Jer­sey health of­fi­cials have con­firmed two more cases of measles in a cen­tral New Jer­sey com­mu­nity, with an­other seven peo­ple also sus­pected of hav­ing the virus.

The lat­est con­firmed cases bring the to­tal to six.

Of­fi­cials say the in­fected peo­ple may have ex­posed oth­ers to the dis­ease while they were at sites in Lake­wood be­tween Oct. 25-31. The state health depart­ment con­sid­ers this an out­break of measles in the com­mu­nity.

Any­one who sus­pects they were ex­posed should call a health care provider be­fore go­ing to a med­i­cal of­fice or emer­gency depart­ment so spe­cial ar­range­ments can be made for an eval­u­a­tion. This also pro­tects other peo­ple and med­i­cal staff from pos­si­ble in­fec­tion.

Measles is a highly con­ta­gious dis­ease. Symp­toms in­clude rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes.

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