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Measles exposure at NJ store

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A person confirmed of having measles may have exposed people at a BJ's wholesale club in New Jersey.

The NJ Dept. of Health is urging anyone who visited the BJ's at 1601 Rt. 22 in Watchung on June 3 between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. contact a health provider to discuss the risk of developing measles.

Symptoms of the illness include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. It is easily spread through the air when an infected person talks, coughs or sneezes.

Health officials recommend anyone who suspects they may have been exposed contact their doctor before going to a medical office or emergency room.

Measles symptoms may have developed as early as June 8 and as late as June 24.

"We urge everyone to check to make sure they and their family members are up-to-date on measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine and all other age-appropriate immunizations. Getting vaccinated not only protects you, it protects others around you who are too young to get the vaccine or can't receive it for medical reasons. Two doses of measles vaccine is more than 99 percent effective in preventing measles," said Dr. Christina Tan, state epidemiologist.

Measles can turn into pneumonia and encephalitis and in pregnant women, can lead to miscarriage, premature birth or a low-birth weight baby.

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