NJ Department of Health

Measles

2017 NJ Measles Situations
Situational Update
(02/24/2017)

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) investigated 2 confirmed measles cases identified in NJ and worked with the affected local health departments to manage the exposures. Individuals who might have been exposed were urged to contact their healthcare providers to discuss their exposure and risk of developing illness. Anyone who develops symptoms consistent with measles was urged to call their healthcare provider BEFORE going to the medical office or emergency room so that special arrangements can be made to minimize exposure in the healthcare setting. As of 02/15/2017, no additional cases associated with either situation were identified and both investigations are now closed.

Measles Case in Hudson County

The NJDOH worked with Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services to investigate a confirmed measles case in an individual who developed a rash illness on 1/19 and had recent international travel. As of 02/15/2017, no cases associated with exposures occurring in Jersey City have been identified. Persons exposed would have developed symptoms as late as 02/14/2017. While infectious, the individual potentially exposed persons while visiting the following locations at the dates and times specified:

  • Christ Hospital, 176 Palisade Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

    • January 20-January 21, between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.

    • January 22, between 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

  • PATH Stations: Journal Square and Newport AND
    PATH Train: Journal Square - 33rd St Line

    • January 17, between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

    • January 17, between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

  • Newport Tower, 525 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310

    • January 17, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

    • January 19, between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

    • January 19, between 8:25 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.

  • Newport Mall, 30 Mall Dr W, Jersey City, NJ 07310

    • January 17, between 12 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

  • 145 Harborside, Plaza 2, Jersey City, NJ 07331

    • January 19, between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

  • LabCorp, 600 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

    • January 19, between 12:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

    • January 19, between 4:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

  • Duane Reade, 1 Path Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306

    • January 19, between 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

  • Square 1, 283 St Pauls Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

    • January 21, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Measles Case in Passaic County

The NJDOH worked with the City of Paterson, Division of Health to investigate a second confirmed case of measles in NJ in an unvaccinated infant who developed a rash illness on 1/21 and had recent international travel. Persons exposed would have developed symptoms as late as 02/15/2017. As of 02/15/2017, no cases associated with exposures occurring in Passaic County have been identified. The Passaic County is case is unrelated to the recently reported travel-related case of measles in a Hudson County adult who also was exposed while traveling internationally. While infectious, the infant visited the following locations at the dates and times specified:

  • Emergency Department at St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, 224 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470

    • January 21, between 6:53 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  • Pediatric Emergency Department at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, 703 Main St, Paterson, NJ 07503

    • January 23, between 6:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.

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Last Reviewed: 5/2/2016