2 more measles cases confirmed in New Jersey

39;Social media fake news' to blame for low MMR vaccine take up says England's top doctor Prof Dame Sally Davies

In addition to the 40 confirmed cases, almost a dozen more are suspected.

With a large number in or near the Village of New Square, county Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert has issued new restrictions.

Two more cases of measles have been confirmed in Ocean County, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.

Tuesday, November 6, from 1 p.m.to 6 p.m.at the Darden Center in Spring Valley.

"The measles virus is highly contagious and spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes", said Dr. Linda Bell, DHEC's state epidemiologist.

According to the state, students in kindergarten through 12th grade must have at least two doses of the measles vaccine, but there are some exceptions. Others who are at high risk for complications if they get the measles include pregnant women who are not immune, as well as those who are immunocompromised or immunosuppressed (when your body can't fight disease).

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"If you're planning an global trip, the World Health Organization recommends that adults or adolescents unsure of their immune status get a dose of measles vaccine before traveling", Dr.

Also, children 1 through 3 years of age who have already received their first MMR vaccine should get a second MMR vaccine now, as long as 28 days have passed since the first MMR vaccine was given to them.

Measles is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Symptoms like a runny nose and dry cough are usually common usually about 2 weeks after exposure. People are considered infectious from four days before to four days after the appearance of the rash.

If you suspect you have been exposed, officials recommend contacting your health care provider prior to going to a medical office or emergency room in order to protect other patients and staff from possible infection.

For more information about measles visit DHEC website or CDC website.

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