TOMS RIVER, NJ – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission's Afon Toms office has been shut down after office workers have been exposed to someone with a measles, the County Health Department said on Thursday .
There are 12 positive cases of measles and 11 under investigation from November 15, the health department said, and the list of places where people have been exposed to us grows.
Exposure occurred at the MVC Afon Toms office on Hooper Avenue November 7 between 2:30 p.m. at 5:15 p.m. , said the health department. The office will be closed until Monday, November 19, they said. Other offices in the area will be open in the meantime and can be found by clicking here.
Other areas where people have been exposed to the infectious with measles include:
- CHEMED Health Center, 1771 Madison Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701
- October 30 between 9:20 a.m. at 12:30 p.m.
- October 31 between 8:45 a.m. at 1 p.m.
- November 1 at 10:15 p.m. i closed
- Four Corners Bagel & Café, 150 James St, Lakewood, NJ 08701
- October 31 between 12:30 p.m. at 3 p.m.
- NPGS, 231 Main St, Lakewood, NJ 08701
- October 25 between 9 a.m. at 12 p.m.
- October 29 between 2:15 p.m. at 4:45 p.m.
- Dr. Office Eli Eilenberg, 150 James St, Lakewood, NJ 08701
- October 31 between 11:15 a.m. at 2:45 p.m.
- November 1 between 12:00 p.m. at 4:30 p.m.
- Pizza Plus, 241 4th St, Lakewood, NJ 08701
- October 28 between 12:30 p.m. at 3:30 p.m.
- Schul Satmar, 405 Forest Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
- October 28 – November 1 between 9 a.m. i 2 p.m. Every day
- October 28 – October 31 between 6:30 p.m. at 12:30 a.m. (1st November morning)
- November 1 between 6:30 p.m. at 10 p.m.
- Ffynnon Pub Room, 725 Vassar Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701
- October 30-Oct. 31 between 6:00 p.m. at 1:30 a.m.
- Mesivta or Eatontown, 1300 New Hampshire Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701 to 107 East Harvard St, Lakewood, NJ 08701
- Bais Shalom AKA Alumni, 345 9th St, Lakewood, NJ 08701
- November 6 between 1:15 and 6:45 p.m.
Ocean County Department of Health is working diligently to identify and inform people who may have been open during the time the individuals were infectious, said officials. The virus can take 5 to 21 days to appear, meaning it could be in December 1 before some of those people who have recently disclosed be clear.
The case began in October, when a Lakewood man returned from a foreign trip to the virus. In those days, hundreds have attempted vaccinations against the virus, which can have serious complications for children or anyone with a compromise immune system.
Nearly 50 teachers were threatening to stay away from private schools in Lakewood if students who are not vaccinated are allowed to school after the weekend. The county health department said it "continued to support and encourage incentive for children not vaccinated from schools, pre-school and closing dates in the case area," and that children who are associated with exposure to a confirmed case possibly subject to a prohibition order, if not vaccinated.
Lakewood Scoop said that private schools obstruct uninhabited students as a result of the teachers' threat.
People are reminded to check their immunization records and if there is a sign of symptoms to contact their healthcare provider before it is shown in that provider's office so that proper arrangements for examination or treatment can be made.
The county health department issued the following reminder in relation to the possibility of spreading the virus:
- The potential for infection spread exists four days before and four days after measles measles start.
- People can become sick of measles 5 to 21 days after they have been exposed to the virus.
- Similar to measles include fever, rash, nose, cough, loss of desire and pink eyes.
- Measles can spread by coughing and spreading and can live on surfaces and air for up to two hours
- 30 per cent of measles cases include additional serious health complications.
The Ocean Health Department continues to communicate and co-ordinate daily with
New Jersey Department of National Health and other healthcare providers in response to
For additional information, visit our website at the Department of Health Department website at www.phu2.org.
The health department continues to update sites and exposure dates.
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