HEAT ALERT

Heat blankets the region; heat advisory, air quality alert issued for the Hudson Valley

Measles alert issued in Rockland and Westchester counties

<p>For the second time in a month, a warning about possible measles exposure has been issued in Rockland and Westchester counties.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 15, 2018, 10:03 AM

Updated 2,074 days ago

Share:

County health officials are warning of another measles outbreak - the second this month-- after a Spring Valley man got sick in Israel and traveled back.
County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert estimates more than a half-dozen people may now have the measles, exposed after the infected traveler visited a Costco in Nanuet, a spa in New City, several Jewish congregations in Monsey and a handful of other places in Rockland and New Jersey, as well as the Westchester Medical Center emergency room.  This occurred between Oct. 4 and Oct. 11.
List of visited locations: 
By law, children who enter public school must be vaccinated.
People over age 60 are also protected, along with anyone who has had both doses of the measles vaccine.
Symptoms of the measles include fever, runny nose, red eyes that are sensitive to light, coughing and a red rash. The virus remains alive in the air and on surfaces for up to two hours. The illness usually appears 10 to 12 days after exposure, but can sometimes take up to three weeks to develop.
People considered to be high risk if they were exposed are women who are pregnant, children under 6 months of age, people who have problems with their immune systems and people who have not been vaccinated against the measles.
Health officials say to call your health provider right away if you've been to any of those spots during the days and times listed.
Rockland County health officials say the infected person is now being treated and is isolated.


More from News 12
2:11
HEAT ALERT: Heat advisory and air quality alert in effect through Thursday; cooler temperatures return for the weekend

HEAT ALERT: Heat advisory and air quality alert in effect through Thursday; cooler temperatures return for the weekend

0:27
State police: Person dead, another seriously injured in Woodbury crash

State police: Person dead, another seriously injured in Woodbury crash

2:46
‘People have worked so hard.’ Woman who helped make Juneteenth a national holiday visits New Jersey

‘People have worked so hard.’ Woman who helped make Juneteenth a national holiday visits New Jersey

0:29
Police search for suspect in stabbing incident of City of Newburgh resident

Police search for suspect in stabbing incident of City of Newburgh resident

2:07
Peekskill community mourns loss of caseworker who died after being assaulted on the job

Peekskill community mourns loss of caseworker who died after being assaulted on the job

1:40
Yonkers fire crews responded to a house fire during extreme heat on Wednesday

Yonkers fire crews responded to a house fire during extreme heat on Wednesday

1:40
Beating the heat: How residents are keeping cool

Beating the heat: How residents are keeping cool

1:45
Middletown woman’s family alleges mother of 7 died from withdrawal mismanagement at Orange County Jail

Middletown woman’s family alleges mother of 7 died from withdrawal mismanagement at Orange County Jail

1:33
Stony Point takes steps to help kids cool off with early opening of Splash Pad

Stony Point takes steps to help kids cool off with early opening of Splash Pad

1:50
Middletown celebrates end of slavery in midst of stretch of intense heat

Middletown celebrates end of slavery in midst of stretch of intense heat

0:42
Police report shows private school bus driver found at fault in Spring Valley accident that killed a 6-year-old girl

Police report shows private school bus driver found at fault in Spring Valley accident that killed a 6-year-old girl

2:35
Westchester County opens pools and beaches early as intense heat grips region

Westchester County opens pools and beaches early as intense heat grips region

1:42
Mount Vernon celebrates Juneteenth

Mount Vernon celebrates Juneteenth

0:28
Poughkeepsie Common Council unanimously opts into rent stabilization

Poughkeepsie Common Council unanimously opts into rent stabilization

1:07
DOT seeks input on I-84 freight parking locations

DOT seeks input on I-84 freight parking locations

0:55
Headlines: Woman stabbed in Newburgh, Peekskill homicide, driver injured as power lines fall on car

Headlines: Woman stabbed in Newburgh, Peekskill homicide, driver injured as power lines fall on car

0:31
Dollar Tree left lead-tainted applesauce pouches on store shelves for weeks after recall, FDA says

Dollar Tree left lead-tainted applesauce pouches on store shelves for weeks after recall, FDA says

0:20
Kingston road closure for new lane markings

Kingston road closure for new lane markings

0:28
Voters in 3 districts approve school budgets after earlier rejections

Voters in 3 districts approve school budgets after earlier rejections

0:46
Bedford police officers honored for saving family from house fire

Bedford police officers honored for saving family from house fire