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Health Department issues Measles warning for New York, New Jersey

October 13, 2018 - 4:47 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Health Department says an international traveler returning from Israel who has been confirmed to have measles visited multiple venues in New York and New Jersey this month.

Individuals are considered protected or immune to measles if they were born before 1957, have received two doses of measles vaccine, have had measles or have a lab test confirming immunity.

However, anyone exposed to measles and who are not sure if they have been vaccinated should contact a health care provider if they believe they are developing symptoms.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention warns that the disease can potentially become deadly for those who are not vaccinated.

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus that is spread by direct contact with nasal or throat secretions of infected people.

The Health Department will issue an advisory to doctors and hospitals to notify them of potential exposures.   

Anyone who visited the following locations may have been exposed:

Oct. 4

Between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Congregation Bais Elazer
26 Voyager Court
Monsey, NY

Between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Mia’s Reflexology
191 South Main Street
New City, NY

 

Oct. 5

Between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Lifetime Gym
10 Van Riper Road
Montvale, NJ

Between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Wesley Kosher
455 Route 306
Monsey, NY

Between 6:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Congregation Borov
2 Parker Road
Monsey, NY

 

Oct. 7

Between 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Costco
50 Overlook Blvd.
Nanuet, NY

 

Oct. 8

Between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.
Care 365
1 Main Street
Monsey, NY

Between 3:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
Westchester Medical Center Emergency Room
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY