Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

New Measles Cases Diagnosed in Williamsburg

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Celia Hoffman | 03 November, 2018, 06:01

The department said Friday that there are 11 new cases of measles in the Orthodox enclave, bringing to 17 the number of children who have been recently diagnosed with measles in Williamsburg and Borough Park. This is in addition to the letter issued on October 18, to schools that were attended by students with confirmed cases of measles, that un- or under-vaccinated students remain home.

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.

"In 2018, 124 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 22 states and the District of Columbia". This will also protect other people and medical staff from possible infection. Two doses of the MMR vaccine can offer 97% protection from the measles.

But as for the additional 15 schools, the students will be allowed to return if they get their MMR shot. So far, there have been 40 confirmed cases, and most of those affected are children.

Children 1 year and older should receive two doses of MMR vaccine, separated by at least 28 days.

As an airborne disease, measles spread through coughs or sneezes.

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Measles can cause serious illness such as pneumonia and encephalitis, and even miscarriage or premature birth in pregnant women.

Anyone who has not been vaccinated or has not had measles is at risk if they are exposed. The rash lasts for five to six days, and then fades.

The first sign of measles is usually a high fever, which begins about 10 to 12 days after exposure to the virus, and lasts four to seven days.

Anyone who may have traveled to these locations and suspects they may be sick, should contact their health care provider immediately, urge officials. This will help to prevent others at these facilities from being exposed to the illness.

For more information about measles visit DHEC website or CDC website.

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