BREAKING: 33 Measles cases now confirmed

There are now 33 confirmed measles cases of Measles, the Ocean County Health Department said moments ago.

There are 0 cases under investigation.
• The measles outbreak continues until at least 42 days after the last known infection. The last rash onset date is November 30, 2018 and 4 days of infection ended on December 4, 2018. Therefore, at present, at least 42 days must elapse from the date of December 4, 2018 prior to consideration of an end to the measles outbreak.
Vaccination is encouraged and those children involved with exposure to a confirmed case may be subject to an order of exclusion, if unvaccinated.
The Ocean County Health Department continues to support and highly encourage the exclusion of non-vaccinated children from schools, preschools and daycares in the outbreak area. These entities have the authority to make that decision when an outbreak has been declared by the New Jersey Department of Health. The age range so far for the current outbreak is 6 months to 59 years old.
People are reminded to check their immunization records and if there is any sign of symptoms to contact your healthcare provider prior to showing up at that provider’s office so that appropriate arrangements can be made for examination or treatment.
The potential for spreading infection exists four days prior and four days after a measles rash onset.
People can become ill from measles from 5 to 21 days after being exposed to the virus.
Measles-like symptoms include fever, rash, runny nose, cough, loss of appetite and pink eye.
Measles can spread through coughing and sneezing and can live on surfaces and in the air for up to two hours.
30% of measles cases involve additional serious health complications.
The Ocean County Health Department continues to communicate and coordinate daily with the State of New Jersey Department of Health and other healthcare providers in response to the measles outbreak.
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    • @yottle

      So you are waiting for someone to have a bad outcome and then you will accept that measles is something to avoid?

      That’s like saying, “I text and drive all the time and haven’t gotten into an accident. The law is unnecessary and is just there to make the state and townships money.”

    • There is relatively no risk of complication in a person in normal health. The complications are in countries where they are undernourished and have a lack of sanitation (clean water etc.) However, in those countries, a child can die from flu also…

  1. Yottle and you other anti’s: Enough! Smallpox is gone; polio is almost; and measles WAS almost. Take your quack science somewhere else, and stop contaminating Ocean County.

    • Measles was/is not almost gone and the vaccine is not 100%- go to Europe – you can’t compare this to smallpox and polio which slowed down even before the vaccine -and one more thing, polio was gone in Europe at the same time as in America and they didn’t give polio vaccine in Europe the way they did in America. Get your facts straight FED UP!!!

  2. B”H, nearly all who were anti-vaccine listened to science, logic, and reason and got vaccinated. Yasher koach! And as a result, we are beginning to get the outbreak under control but we’re certainly not out of the woods yet! As for those stubborn ignorant reshaim who refuse to enter the 21st century and get rid of this dangerous disease, please leave our communities as soon as possible and move to some uninhabited area. You’re not wanted here. We really do want to contain this disease and can’t do it while you’re here. Goodbye!

  3. Vaccinator, before calling people you don’t know “reshaim” and asking them to leave our communities, you should check who they are!!!
    You might be in for a surprise! As for 21st century, so far it has been a devastating spiritual holocaust for hundreds of FFB kids in Lakewood alone, all thanks to constant exposure to progressive culture all around us. When are you going to call on those who spread this disease to leave our communities?

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