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The measles epidemic returns to Lakewood

LAKEWOOD – Two months after the announcement of a measles outbreak, she returned to Ocean County.

Health officials on Friday said that the third confirmed case of an infectious disease means that the authorities consider it to be an outbreak.

Earlier epidemic of measles – a disease that the United States announced in 2000. As uprooted – took place from October to January 16, and 30 confirmed cases in Ocean County and three at home in Passaic County. No deaths recorded. Simultaneous outbreaks took place in the orthodox Jewish districts of Brooklyn and Rockland County.

According to health officials, a man with the latest case of measles at Lakewood may have exposed other people between 9 and 14 March in these places:

Congregation of Bais Tefilla, 33 E. 8th St.

Beth Medrash Govoha, Bais Yitzchok Hall

Beth Hamedrash Zichron Binyomin, 701 Princeton Ave.

Lake Terrace Hall, ul. Dębowa 1690

Kol Shimshon, 323 Squankum Road

It may take weeks – until April 7 – for a person who has contracted measles in these places to show symptoms. Anyone who thinks he may have been exposed these days should call his doctor and arrange an appointment before the personal appearance.

Symptoms of measles include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, tearing eyes. Pregnant women are very much at risk of miscarriage or premature birth. Unvaccinated people are also at risk.

"We urge everyone to check that they and their family members are up to date on the measles / mumps / rubella (MMR) vaccine and all other appropriate vaccinations adapted to their age. Vaccinating not only protects, but protects other people who are too young to get a vaccine or can not receive it for medical reasons – said Dr. Christina Tan, a state epidemiologist.

"If you're planning an international journey, the World Health Organization recommends that adults or adolescents are uncertain about their immune status and receive a dose of measles vaccinations before traveling."

Sergio Bichao is the deputy digital editor in New Jersey 101.5. Send him new tips: Call 609-359-5348 or e-mail

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