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.
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.