Lakewood, NJ, pediatrician Dr. Reuven Shanik said that a case of measles was reported today in Lakewood and that people should make sure their children are up to date with their vaccines.
Reports of a patient who broke out with a rash on his body after returning from a trip overseas. Ocean county health officials are currently investigating for a possible case of measles.
Chemed released the following statement:
“CHEMED would like to make the community aware of a suspected case of measles in Ocean County and confirmed cases of pertussis and varicella,” CHEMED said. “Symptoms of measles include fever, coughing and a rash that usually starts on the face.”
The health facility added, “There is a very real danger for those who are not immunized such as infants and those who are immuno-compromised who may come in contact with an infected person. A non-immunized pregnant women could result in exposure to the fetus. CHEMED would like to remind everyone of the vital importance of being up to date with immunizations to protect you and our community.” (Hefker Velt)