New Jersey's health officials say some travelers at Newark Liberty International Airport were exposed to measles on Christmas Eve.
The New Jersey Department of Health says an international traveler infected with measles arrived on a flight from Terminal B in Brussels. Anyone who was in the terminal between 12 and 12 o'clock. and 4 pm on December 24 may have been exposed.
The symptoms of measles include skin rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. According to officials, the symptoms could not be seen until January 14th.
"Anyone who has not been vaccinated or has no measles is at risk when exposed," Dr. Christina Tan, state epidemiologist statement. "We ask everyone to make sure that they and their family members are up to date about … vaccinations."
Anyone who thinks he might be infected should check out one of their own before leaving home Consult a doctor for treatment. This is to limit the number of other people who are exposed to the disease.
Health officials also say that this latest case of measles is not related to an outbreak of measles in ocean and passa-ash counties. In this case, a New Jersey resident who returned from a trip to Israel started an outbreak that infected 30 people in Lakewood and another three in Passaic County.