Tourist may have exposed New Yorkers to measles

Tourist may have exposed New Yorkers to measles

The State Health Department issued a warning to residents of Orange and Putnam counties who were at certain locations at specific times that they may have been exposed to the measles virus.

New York, N.Y., between February 16 and the morning of February 19, 2018.

Officials also said he visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and anyone there on February 16 or 17 may have also been exposed.

Best Western Hotel, 1324 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y., from Feb. 19 until 12:00 p.m. on February 20, 2018.

The state health department said the times reflect the period of time when the tourist was at each location and a two-hour period after the person left the area, as the measles virus remains in the air and on surfaces for up to two hours.

Symptoms include a high fever, cough, runny nose, watery eyes and is followed by a rash that spreads from the head to the rest of the body. There is a 90% infection rate for unvaccinated people who come into contact with an infected person, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Anyone who may have been exposed and has not been vaccinated should contact their health care provider if they develop symptoms.

The single best way to prevent measles is to be vaccinated.

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She maintained that it is too early to tell whether any of the 32 individuals who made contact with the tourist have measles given that there is a 10-12 day incubation period for the disease.

"We identified any [individuals] who had direct contact with the infected visitor, and they were given further information and support as needed", the center said.

Typically, the first dose of the measles vaccine should be given at 12-15 months of age and the second dose should be given at four to six years of age upon entering school.

Recent spikes in measles cases have been attributed to more cases in countries to which Americans often travel, and in pockets of United States communities with unvaccinated people.

Those who had got vaccinated for the same are on the lower risk than those who are not.

Australia's overall vaccination coverage speed is healthy, according to the country's National Center for Immunization Research & Surveillance.

When the health officials try to know the cause of measles outbreak in Manhattan and Brooklyn city at NY, the reason found to be an Australian tourist.

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