Lakewood Measles Outbreak update: 14 cases confirmed, 16 under investigation

The following is a summary with new and ongoing information with respect to the measles outbreak from the Ocean County Health Department.

• There are now 14 confirmed measles cases.
• There are also 16 potential cases under investigation.
• 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 27 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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  1. So thats 30 ppl
    How many died of the measles?
    30% have serious complications so that would be 10 of the ppl who got the measles
    Can you please detail the complications of each of the 10 so we can be scared into believing that this is actually a scary and dangerous illness

  2. Oh and one more thing
    There have probably been 200 measles cases in the USA from this outbreak
    Can you please contact the other health departments and let us know which complications the 60 ppl suffered from (30% of 200 is aprox 60 ppl)
    We would need that info
    And its very important to make that public so that the unvaccinated contaminated disease carrying group can be scared into vaccinating their children

  3. Hey Deb, I get it that you don’t believe measles are dangerous and that you think this is all a conspiracy. Noted. But what right do you have to impose your “Daas yechida” on the rest of us? I’d really like to understand that.

  4. @Deb why don’t you try talking to the families affected as I have. They’re terrified and traumatized from the experience which could have been prevented but you wish to make a common experience for all.

  5. The article above states that measles has a 30% complication rate.
    I would like to hear about the complications that occured.
    The only reason the families are traumatized and terrified is because of the fear mongering going on here!
    I understand that way back there were children that died and had complications
    But we do have much better living conditions now
    Healthy children that are not malnourished
    We now know that vit a drastically reduces most of the complications associated with measles
    And we know to keep someone with high fever well hydrated
    We are being fed fear and dread with the measles
    In the 50’s everyone got the measles
    Trust me no one was scared when diagnosed with it. No one was traumatized
    It was more common then getting the flu
    Almost every single child got it

    Health department will not tell us of the cases were vaccinated or not
    Vehameivin yavin

    I would be more inclined to take them seriously if they would stick to facts and stats rather than then using scare tactics to get the entire city to gang up against the families of vaccine injured children.

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