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A resident of Ocean County is suspected of engaging in measles, a community health center said Wednesday.
The Center for Health Education, Medicine and Dentistry (CHEMED), a Lakewood-based clinic that has announced on its website that the facility knows about a suspected measles case in the county she treats.
Representatives from CHEMED and the Ocean County Health Department did not respond immediately.
Measles are a highly contagious infection caused by a virus. Symptoms include fever, dry cough, runny nose, sore throat, inflamed eyes and rash, according to the Mayo Clinic.
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Health experts advise individuals who believe they have measles to contact their physician.
CHEMED warned that residents who did not receive the measles vaccine risk the infection, and urged community members to be up-to-date on all vaccines.
The Center also said it is well known that there are cases of respiratory disease known as cough.
The suspected case in Ocean County is at least the second measles anxiety in New Jersey this month.
Earlier this month, officials warned that an international traveler diagnosed with measles passed through Newark Liberty International Airport on September 28. The traveler returned with a flight from Israel and then traveled to Rockland County. NY
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