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Measles AlertAn international traveler diagnosed with measles has potentially exposed people in various New York State and New Jersey venues between October 4, 2018 and October 11, 2018. Anyone who visited the following locations may have been exposed to measles:


  • Congregation Bais Elazer, 26 Voyager Court, Monsey, NY on 10/4/2018 between 8:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Mia’s Reflexology, 191 South Main Street, New City, NY on 10/4/2018 between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm
  • Lifetime Gym, 10 Van Riper Road, Montvale, New Jersey on 10/5/2018 between 8:30 am and noon
  • Wesley Kosher, 455 Route 306, Monsey, NY on 10/5/2018 between 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Congregation Borov, 2 Parker Road, Monsey, NY on 10/5/2018 between 6:45 pm and 9:45 pm and 10/6/2018 between 9:00 am and 1:45 pm
  • Costco, 50 Overlook Blvd., Nanuet, NY on 10/7/2018 between 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm
  • Care 365, 1 Main Street, Monsey, NY on 10/8/2018 between 10:00 pm and midnight
  • Westchester Medical Center Emergency Room, 100 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY on 10/11/2018 between 3:45 am and 4:15 pm

Individuals who were exposed and are not immune to measles could develop signs and symptoms of measles 7-21 days after exposure. Measles can be severe and is highly infectious. Following exposure, up to 90% of susceptible persons develop measles. It is spread by airborne contact with an infected person through coughing and sneezing. Measles virus can remain active and contagious for up to 2 hours in the air or on surfaces. Persons with measles are infectious from 4 days before to 4 days after rash onset.

The first symptoms of measles are usually:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Red watery eyes
  • Rash

If you think that you may have been exposed to measles and develop any of its symptoms, call your health care provider immediately.

Common complications from measles include diarrhea, ear infections and pneumonia. Measles can cause serious illness requiring hospitalization. A small number of people with measles will get a brain infection that can lead to permanent brain damage and some people will die from complications. Measles during pregnancy increases the risk of early labor, miscarriage and low birth weight infants. Measles can be more severe in people with weak immune systems.


Additional Information:

Measles Fact Sheet: http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/measles/fact_sheet.htm 
CDC’s Travelers’ Health website: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list
CDC Measles Cases and Outbreaks: http://www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks.html
Measles photos: http://www.immunize.org/photos/measles-photos.asp