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New Jersey Residents Warned About Possible Measles Exposure

May 11, 2018 - 1:12 pm

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- New Jersey health officials have issued a warning about measles.

They say two people with the disease may have exposed others.

In one case, a tourist traveling from upstate New York to Washington by bus, stopped briefly in New Jersey on April 30.

In the other case, a Bergen County resident developed measles after coming into contact with an international traveler.

Officials have pinpointed a few locations where locals may have been exposed including Towne Center at Englewood Apartments, Renaissance Office Center in Englewood, Newark Airport Terminal C, and Columbia Travel Center in Columbia, New Jersey.

Exposures may have occurred from April 24 to May 2.

The symptoms of measles include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose, and red watery eyes. The disease can lead to pneumonia and encephalitis.

The New Jersey Department of Health warned residents that they could be at risk if they have not been vaccinated.