This is not a Christmas present anyone wishes.
Aviators who flew through Newark Airport on Christmas Eve may have been exposed to measles: A traveler who came from Brussels on that day was confirmed as having the contagious disease New Jersey The Department of Health warned on Friday.
Those who arrived at the airport on December 24th from 12:00 to 16:00 pm officials said they may have already been exposed on January 14th and develop symptoms.
New Jersey residents who were on contagious person flights are informed by the local health department according to the statement.
suspected that they may have been exposed should contact a healthcare provider before appearing in a doctor's office or emergency room. In this way, special arrangements for assessment can be made while protecting other patients and medical personnel.
This case is unrelated to the state's ongoing measles outbreak, which includes 30 confirmed cases in Ocean County and three cases in a Passaic County household, said the State Health Commissioner. Shereef Elnahal, in a statement.
The measles symptoms include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes, officials said. Complications include pneumonia and encephalitis or swelling of the brain.
Pregnant women afflicted with measles may have miscarriages, premature birth or give birth to a low birthweight baby.
No measles had any risk when exposed, "said state epidemiologist Dr. med. Christina Tan in the opinion. "We ask everyone to make sure they and their family members are aware of the measles / mumps / rubella (MMR) vaccine and all other age-appropriate immunizations."