More suspected Measles cases in Lakewood

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 15 confirmed measles cases.
  • There are also 21 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. Please please if you are not vaxxed please please
    go away from public places
    please I beg you I am pleading with you
    go away from shul school playground Kiddush room
    its not fair
    nothing to do with lack of Ahavas Yisroel I love you
    but you cannot endanger others

  2. It’s time to exclude the entire families of the anti crowd from schools, shuls, and stores. Perhaps, the frum physicians should also direct them to either the ERs, or to doctors who enjoy working with alternative medical treatments and agree with this nonsense.

  3. It’s time to get Child Protective Services involved with the anti-vaxxer families. The child abuse by not vaccinating has to stop! The kids need to get back to school and our communities need to be protected. Enough is enough!!

  4. Before you post some of these comment anti “anti vaxxer”or what ever term you call the “other side” i would remind you that this is bordering lashan hara and other issurim pls consult a Rav before posting

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