Eighty-six Lakewood residents at a private event may have recently been exposed to measles, according to the Ocean County Health Department.
The county health department is in the process of contacting the attendees of the invitation-only event, according to county officials. The department did not immediately say when or where the event happened.
The measles outbreak in Ocean County is part of a larger, regional outbreak that has spread into parts of Passaic County; Rockland County, New York; Brooklyn and Israel. There have been 18 confirmed cases in Lakewood and six more suspected cases currently under investigation.
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