Officials: 6 cases of measles now confirmed in New Jersey

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New Jersey health officials have confirmed two more cases of measles in Ocean County.

The Lakewood outbreak now has six cases, with another seven people suspected of having the virus.

The outbreak is tied to a person who recently returned from an overseas trip to Israel.

The Ocean County Department of Health says that hundreds of people have gotten the measles vaccine since the outbreak started.

RELATED: More measles cases confirmed in New Jersey

Officials say that anyone who visited the following locations in Lakewood between Oct. 28 and Nov. 1 may have been exposed to the illness.

  • Schul Satmar – 405 Forest Ave.
  • Chemed Health Center – 1771 Madison Ave.
  • Office of Dr. Eli Eilenberg – 150 James St.
  • Four Corners Bagel & Café – 150 James St.

Health officials are working to identify and notify people who may have been exposed during this time.

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

Infected people may develop symptoms as late as Nov. 22.

Anyone who thinks that they may have been exposed should contact a medical professional before seeking treatment in order to limit unnecessary exposure.

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