Measles cases rise to five in Bay of Plenty, four more suspected

Measles cases rise to five in Bay of Plenty, four more suspected

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and health officials say the extraordinary measures are necessary to protect the public from a highly contagious and potentially unsafe disease.

Officials at the state Department of Public Health announced Friday that an adult from New Haven County likely contracted measles after getting exposed during a visit to Brooklyn in the last week of March.

"I just received a call from the county health department giving me the news that the child who tested positive for measles did NOT have measles", he wrote. The state's health commissioner says most cases have been traced to worldwide travelers returning from Israel and Europe, which have seen a recent surge in measles cases.

Emphasising that the ministry was taking precautionary measures while not seeking to cause panic in the public, the minister stated that once there was a threat from a particular area, health officials are placed on alert and are urged to exercise greater scrutiny over visitors coming to the island.

A third case of measles in CT has been confirmed and is linked to the ongoing outbreak in New York City.

Lan City Hand Pulled Noodle, 2612 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, from 6 to 10 p.m. April 2. This outbreak has the second greatest number of infected individuals since measles was eradicated in the country in the 2000s.

An outbreak of measles has plagued Brooklyn since October of past year, and Mayor Bill de Blasio has responded by declaring a public health emergency.

NeoPapalis, 500 E William Street, Ann Arbor, April 3, 9 to 11 p.m.

Mani Osteria and Bar, 341 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, from 11 2 p.m. April 4.

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Blank Slate Creamery, 300 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, from 2:30 to 6 p.m. April 5.

Asian Legend, 516 E William Street, Ann Arbor on April 5, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

CVS Pharmacy, 209 S. State St., Ann Arbor, from 9:30 p.m. April 5 to midnight April 6.

Woodbury Gardens Apartments leasing office and clubhouse, 1245 Astor Ave., Ann Arbor, from 11 1:30 p.m. April 6.

Michigan Flyer-AirRide bus on April 6, 3:15 to 6 p.m.

Measles is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease that is spread by direct person-to-person contact, and through the air.

DTW Airport McNamara Terminal from 3:55 to 7:30 p.m. April 6. People can spread measles before they even know they are sick.

Symptoms usually appear in 10-12 days after exposure but may begin as early as seven days or take as long as 21 days. In February, the department increased the recommended MMR vaccine dose for children between ages 6 months and 11 months who live in Williamsburg and Borough Park. Symptoms are high fever, runny nose, cough, the tell-tale blotchy rash and tiny white spots in the mouth.

The MMR vaccine is available through primary health care providers and at some local pharmacies.

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