Up to 86 Potentially Exposed to Measles at Private Event: NJ Health Officials - NBC New York

Up to 86 Potentially Exposed to Measles at Private Event: NJ Health Officials

Measles is a highly contagious disease, and symptoms include rash, high fever, cough and red, watery eyes

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    Unvaccinated Kids Banned from Yeshivas

    Amid a measles outbreak in the Orthodox Jewish communities of Williamsburg and Borough Park in Brooklyn, the city health department is ordering unvaccinated students to stay home from school at certain yeshivas beginning on Friday. Melissa Russo reports. (Published Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The city is no longer making exceptions for religious or medical reasons when it comes to attending school without the measles vaccine

    • The health department says students who are unvaccinated won't be allowed to attend school at yeshivas in Williamsburg or Borough Park

    • It comes amid a measles outbreak affecting 39 people so far in those areas

    Health officials in one New Jersey county say 86 people who attended a private event may have been exposed to measles.

    The Asbury Park Press reports the Ocean County Health Department is currently contacting the attendees of the invitation-only event.

    Officials have not said when or where the event happened.

    There are currently 18 confirmed measles cases and six suspected cases under investigation in Ocean County.

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

    Health officials are urging schools to exclude students who haven't been vaccinated to help slow the spread of the virus.

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