2 more measles cases confirmed in New Jersey

LAKEWOOD, N.J. — New Jersey health officials say they’ve confirmed two more cases of measles.

The new cases were announced Thursday. Officials say these people developed symptoms after being exposed to another person who acquired measles while traveling internationally.

Officials say the people infected in the two new cases may have exposed others to the disease while they were at sites in Lakewood between Oct. 25-30. The state health department considers this an outbreak of measles in the community.

Anyone who suspects they were exposed to the disease should call a health care provider before going to a medical office or emergency department so special arrangements can be made for an evaluation. This will also protect other people and medical staff from possible infection.

Measles is a highly contagious disease. Symptoms include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes.

A document with information on what to do if you’ve been exposed to measles is available here.

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