Health officials in Monmouth say there was a potential case of mastoid exposure in an Englishtown restaurant.
Officials say that a person suspected of being infected with the disease was in Englishtown at Rosalita's Roadside Cantina on April 19. Anyone in the restaurant between 11:30 and 15:30 that day could have been exposed.
The symptoms of measles include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. Measles can cause serious complications such as pneumonia and brain swelling. Symptoms may not develop until May 10 in this case.
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Measles cases are approaching in the the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reports 71 new cases, bringing the total to 626 this year, just below the record of 667 in 2014.
14 cases of measles have been reported in New Jersey this year, including the recent fall in Englishtown. According to health authorities, no one has died of measles in the US this year.
Union County officials give children free measles vaccines. Children aged 1 to 19 years on Medicaid who are not insured or underinsured are eligible.
Appointments are required and can be arranged by calling 908-965-3627 or 908-965-3868 ]. The clinic is located on Parker Road in Elizabeth.