In a health update here in the Garden State a measles case has been confirmed this week. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) "Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. It spreads easily when an infected person breathes, coughs or sneezes. It can cause severe disease, complications, and even death. Measles can affect anyone but is most common in children."


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According to the Patch, "A confirmed, travel-associated measles case was reported in Somerset County, The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) reported on Thursday." The article stated that the person who contracted measles recently traveled to a country where they were dealing with an outbreak of the disease.



In addition, the article said, "The NJDOH said people who visited the Emergency Department at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center at 1 Plainsboro Road in Plainsboro Township on June 1 between noon and 3:30 p.m. may have been exposed to the virus." 


The exact town the person is from in Somerset County was not revealed. "Early symptoms of measles are fever, runny nose, cough, and red, puffy eyes, followed by rash."


If you have any questions consult your physician.





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