Nutley Health Department Measles Update - October 4, 2019

As of October 3, 2019 the Nutley Health Department has confirmed one case of Measles.

Local health officials in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health are working to identify and notify people who might have been exposed during the time the individual was infectious.

The most recent case, is the first confirmed case in New Jersey since mid-July.

As of October 3, 2019, there are 19 confirmed cases of measles in New Jersey. Twelve of these cases are associated with the 2019 Measles Outbreak, Ocean County, which was considered over as of May 16.

Measles is a contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. Symptoms include: rash, high fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes.

Measles is a vaccine-preventable disease. One dose of measles vaccine is about 93% effective at preventing measles if exposed to the virus and two doses are about 97% effective.

For NJ school vaccination requirements, visit: https://nj.gov/health/cd/imm_requirements/

If you are unsure of your immunity status, please contact your health provider for your past immunization history.

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