TRENTON, NJ — State health officials are warning residents of a highly suspect case of measles — a very contagious disease — in a Middlesex County resident who may have exposed individuals in Monmouth County on April 17 and 19.

Anyone who visited the following locations may have been exposed to measles. There is currently no ongoing risk of transmission at these locations.

  • Rosalita’s Roadside Cantina, 180 Route 9 North, Englishtown: April 19 between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • LabCorp, 83 Bridge Plaza Drive, Manalapan: April 17 between 7:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. and April 19 between 11:15 a.m. and 1:50 p.m.

The N.J. Department of Health is working in collaboration with local health officials to identify and notify people who might have been exposed during the time the individual was infectious. This investigation is in progress. In the event that additional exposure locations are identified, this list above will be updated.

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Health officials are investigating any connection to the current Ocean County measles outbreak or outbreaks in other states.

The Department recommends that anyone who visited the locations listed above during the specified dates/times should contact a health provider immediately to discuss potential exposure and risk of developing the illness. If you have been exposed, you are at risk if you have not been vaccinated or have not had measles. Individuals potentially exposed on these dates, if infected, could develop symptoms as late as May 10.

As of April 23, a total of 14 confirmed measles cases have been reported in NJ for 2019.

The health department is working with local health officials to investigate an outbreak of measles associated with Ocean County, declared on March 15. There are currently 12 outbreak-associated cases including eight in Ocean County residents and four in one Monmouth County household. This household has a direct epidemiologic link to the outbreak community in Ocean County.

These cases potentially exposed individuals to the infection in New Jersey between March 9 and March 14. A full list of previous outbreak-associated exposure locations can be found here.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website has additional information at www.cdc.gov/measles/

Anyone who suspects an exposure is urged to call a health care provider before going to a medical office or emergency department. Special arrangements can be made for evaluation while also protecting other patients and medical staff from possible infection.

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