Measles confirmed in 1-year-old Pima county child

Henrietta Strickland
March 9, 2019

That's according to public health officials on Wednesday, who said the infected person is a resident of Santa Cruz County and likely contracted measles overseas.

These two new measles were reported just under two months after a 3-month long outbreak sickened 33 people in Ocean and Passaic counties ended.

A second Ocean County resident infected was diagnosed with measles Friday and now others may be at risk of catching it.

Health officials warned anyone who visited Congregation Sons of Israel - Park Avenue, 401 Park Ave., on February 26, 2019, between 5:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m, or the Kol Shimshon synagogue, at 323 Squankum Road, on February 27 from 8:30 11:30 a.m. that they also may have been exposed. Officials said the patient also was at Kol Shimshon on Squankum Road on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

State health officials said anyone who visited the locations should contact a health provider immediately to discuss potential exposure and risk of developing the illness.

At least two people on an global flight to California contracted the measles after a passenger with the virus exposed them to it, officials said this week. Symptoms may last five to six days. It begins with a fever (101 F or higher), red, watery eyes, cough, and runny nose and is followed by a red rash, raised, and blotchy.

Measles can additionally cause miscarriages and premature births in pregnant women.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the majority of measles cases occur when an unvaccinated person travels to a country where the virus is especially common and brings it back into the U.S.

According to the state, two doses of measles vaccine are about 87 percent effective in preventing the disease.

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