International traveler with measles visits several Rockland, Westchester locations


ALBANY – An international
traveler returning from Israel who has been confirmed to have measles
visited several locations in Rockland and Westchester counties as well
as in New Jersey, the state Health Department announced.

Anyone who visited locations below may have been exposed to measles:

• Congregation Bais Elazer, 26 Voyager Court, Monsey, NY on 10/4/2018
between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
• Mia’s Reflexology, 191 South Main Street, New City, NY on 10/4/2018
between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
• Lifetime Gym, 10 Van Riper Road, Montvale, New Jersey on 10/5/2018
between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
• Wesley Kosher, 455 Route 306, Monsey, NY on 10/5/2018 between
10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
• Congregation Borov, 2 Parker Road, Monsey, NY
o 10/5/2018 between 6:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
o 10/6/2018 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
• Costco, 50 Overlook Blvd., Nanuet, NY on 10/7/2018 between 1:30
p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
• Care 365, 1 Main Street, Monsey, NY on 10/8/2018 between 10:00
p.m. and 12:00 a.m.
• Westchester Medical Center Emergency Room, 100 Woods Road, Valhalla,
NY on 10/11/2018 between 3:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Officials said those times reflect the period that the infected individual
was in those areas and a two-hour period after the person left, as the
virus remains alive in the air and on surfaces for up to two hours.

Individuals are considered protected or immune to measles if they were
born before 1957, have received two doses of measles, mumps, rubella vaccine,
have had measles disease, or have a lab test confirming immunity.

Persons who are not immune and were exposed are at risk for developing

All individuals who were exposed to measles, particularly those without
immunity or who are not sure if they have been vaccinated, should contact
their doctor if they develop measles symptoms. Those include a fever,
rash, cough, conjunctivitis or runny nose.

Symptoms usually appear 10 to 12 days after exposure but may appear as
early as seven days and as late as 21 days after exposure.

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