Measles exposure at NJ store - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Measles exposure at NJ store

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A person confirmed of having measles may have exposed people at a BJ's wholesale club in New Jersey.

The NJ Dept. of Health is urging anyone who visited the BJ's at 1601 Rt. 22 in Watchung on June 3 between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. contact a health provider to discuss the risk of developing measles.

Symptoms of the illness include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. It is easily spread through the air when an infected person talks, coughs or sneezes.

Health officials recommend anyone who suspects they may have been exposed contact their doctor before going to a medical office or emergency room.

Measles symptoms may have developed as early as June 8 and as late as June 24.

"We urge everyone to check to make sure they and their family members are up-to-date on measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine and all other age-appropriate immunizations. Getting vaccinated not only protects you, it protects others around you who are too young to get the vaccine or can't receive it for medical reasons. Two doses of measles vaccine is more than 99 percent effective in preventing measles," said Dr. Christina Tan, state epidemiologist.

Measles can turn into pneumonia and encephalitis and in pregnant women, can lead to miscarriage, premature birth or a low-birth weight baby.

  • HealthMore>>

  • Two babies get herpes during ritual circumcision

    Two babies get herpes during ritual circumcision

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:06:48 GMT
    The New York City Department of Health has issued an alert after two babies were diagnosed with neonatal herpes this month after undergoing a ritual Jewish circumcision called metzitzah b'peh.  In this type of circumcision the mohel sucks blood directly from the infant's cut penis.  The infants need to be hospitalized and treated with intravenous acyclovir.
    The New York City Department of Health has issued an alert after two babies were diagnosed with neonatal herpes this month after undergoing a ritual Jewish circumcision called metzitzah b'peh.  In this type of circumcision the mohel sucks blood directly from the infant's cut penis.  The infants need to be hospitalized and treated with intravenous acyclovir.
  • Many obese U.S. kids think they're thinner than they are

    Many obese U.S. kids think they're thinner than they are

    Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.
    Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.
  • Weight loss surgery may help ease urinary incontinence

    Weight loss surgery may help ease urinary incontinence

    Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study.
    Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices