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Officials Warn of Possible Measles Exposure at New Jersey Health Center

Anyone who visited the center between 1:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. on July 10 may have been exposed to measles, health officials said

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    What to Know

    • Officials in New Jersey are warning of a possible measles exposure at a Lakewood health center

    • An Ocean County resident with measles visited the Center for Health Education Medicine and Dentistry on July 10

    • Anyone who visited the center between 1:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. on July 10 may have been exposed to measles

    Officials in New Jersey are warning of a possible measles exposure at a Lakewood health center. 

    An Ocean County resident with measles visited the Center for Health Education Medicine and Dentistry (CHEMED) at 1771 Madison Ave. in Lakewood on July 10, the New Jersey Department of Health said. 

    Anyone who visited the center between 1:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. on July 10 may have been exposed to measles and should contact a health care provider immediately, according to the department. 

    Individuals who were exposed could develop symptoms as late as July 31, the department said. 

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    If you have been exposed, you are at risk if you have not been vaccinated or have not had measles.

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

    It can cause serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis, which is swelling of the brain. Measles infection in a pregnant woman can lead to miscarriage, premature birth or a low-birth-weight baby.

    Measles is easily spread through the air when someone coughs or sneezes. People can also get sick when they come in contact with mucus or saliva from an infected person.

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