This brings the current number of cases to three. "Measles is highly contagious, so anyone who is not protected against measles is at risk of getting the disease, and they may spread measles to people who can not get vaccinated because they are too young or have specific health conditions", said Dr. Ruppert. In New York State, measles immunization is required of children enrolled in schools, daycare, and pre-kindergarten.
The individuals were seen at two urgent care facilities.
While the New Jersey Department of Health and the Ocean County Health Department work together to notify those who may have been exposed to the disease, officials remind everyone to stay alert and aware of the symptoms.
If you are unsure if you are immune to measles, contact your healthcare provider. Healthcare professionals should immediately report clinically suspected measles cases to their regional public health office.More news: Nigeria Army tweets Trump video to justify armed protest clampdown
Measles is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death.
Symptoms include a fever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis (red watery eyes) or runny nose.
Meanwhile, Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. issued Executive Order No. 307 creating a provincial task force and technical working group for the conduct of province-wide measles / rubella and oral polio vaccine vaccination. The rash usually lasts five or six days.
But as for the additional 15 schools, the students will be allowed to return if they get their MMR shot.More news: Mario Segale, namesake for Nintendo’s mascot, dies at 84
The Department of Health is considering this an outbreak of measles in the community.
"The measles virus is highly contagious and spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes", said Dr. Linda Bell, DHEC's state epidemiologist.
New York City's Health Department is warning of an outbreak of measles in Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish community and calling on parents to have their children vaccinated. For all ages, it is important to talk to your doctor if you are going to be traveling to another country.More news: EU Tightens Borders With New Intelligent Two-Step System