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GOSHEN – The Orange County Health Department is alerting the public to two more times and places where county residents may have been exposed to measles.
– On Dec. 20, between 4:30-8 p.m. at Satmar Meats of KJ,
– On Dec. 25, between 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Rockland Kosher Supermarket at 27 Orchard St., Monsey.
People who get measles can develop symptoms anywhere from seven to 21 days after exposure. County officials urge anyone who was at Satmar Meats of KJ to watch for symptoms through Jan. 10.
If someone becomes ill, officials advise them to seek medical care immediately, but to call the emergency room, urgent care or doctor’s office before seeking care to minimize the risk of exposing others.
Do not got to work, school or other public places. Notify your local health department that you may have been exposed to measles.
Anyone who doesn’t know if they have immunity to measles or whether they have gotten the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine should call their health care provider or the Orange County Health Department (845-291-2332) for information on getting the vaccine.
Orange County had six confirmed measles cases through mid December. Rockland County had confirmed 96 cases though Dec. 24.
Measles is highly contagious. Early symptoms can mimic a cold, followed by fever. Measles then progresses to a red, blotchy rash that starts on the face and spreads.
Ear infections, diarrhea and pneumonia are common complications of measles. More serious complications can lead to hospitalization, and in rare cases, death.
For more information: www.health.ny.gov/publications/2170/