Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Measles Reported in Airport Traveler

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Measles Reported in Airport Traveler

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NEWARK – State health officials are warning recent Newark Liberty International Airport travelers that they may have been exposed to measles.

New Jersey Department of Health announced that a traveler with a confirmed case of the measles passed through Newark airport on Jan. 2.

Anyone who was at the airport from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. may have been exposed to the measles and, if infected, could develop symptoms as late as Jan. 23.

Measles is a highly contagious disease with symptoms that include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. Measles can spread through the air when someone cough's or sneezes.

People who develop symptoms should call a health care provider before going to a doctor's office or an emergency room so special precautions can be taken to prevent a potentially infected person from spreading the illness to others. …

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