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Somerset County, NJ, measles warning

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The skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection. (CDC photo) The skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection. (CDC photo)
NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) -

New Jersey health officials have identified a third person suspected of having measles who may have exposed people at Somerset Medical Center as well as several other locations in Somerset County between March 6 and 12. 

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus, according to the CDC. The illness can cause serious medical complications. Measles causes fever, runny nose, cough and a rash all over the body, the according to the CDC. About one out of 10 children with measles also gets an ear infection, and up to one out of 20 gets pneumonia.

"We urge everyone to check to make sure they and their family members are up-to-date on measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine and all other age-appropriate immunizations," Dr. Christina Tan, state epidemiologist, said in a statement. "Getting vaccinated not only protects you, it protects others around you who are too young to get the vaccine or can't receive it for medical reasons. Two doses of measles vaccine is more than 99 percent effective in preventing measles."

New Jersey Health Department officials are recommending that anyone who visited certain locations during specific times (see below) should see a doctor or other health provider immediately to talk about possible exposure and what to do.

Somerset Medical Center, 110 Rehill Ave, Somerville, NJ 08876:

March 4, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

March 5, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

March 6, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

March 7, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

March 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

March 11, 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

Steeplechase Cancer Center, 30 Rehill Ave, Somerville, NJ 08876:

March 6, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

March 8, 12-5:30 p.m.

March 11, 2-5 p.m.

 

Somerset County Human Services Building, 27 Warren St, Somerville, NJ 08876

March 6, 9:15 a.m.-2 p.m.

March 7, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

March 11, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Somerset County Administration Building, 20 Grove St, Somerville, NJ 08876

March 7, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

 

Carlo's Pizza & Pasta, 572 Union Ave, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

March 8, 4-6:45 p.m.

 

T.G.I.Friday's, 395 U.S. 202, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

March 9, 5:30-10 p.m.

 

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Somerville, 319 Rte 202/206, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

March 9, 8-10:30 p.m.

 

Bloomingdale's at Bridgewater Mall, 410 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ

March 10, 3-6:30 p.m.

 

Adam & Eve Hairstylists, 626 U.S. 206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

March 12, 6-9 p.m. 

 

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