An international traveler who has been confirmed to have measles visited multiple locations in Rockland from Thursday, Oct. 4 to Thursday, Oct. 11, potentially exposing others to measles.
Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert advise residents that anyone who visited the following locations in Rockland, Bergen and Westchester counties may have been exposed to measles:
- Congregation Bais Elazer, 26 Voyager Court, Monsey, Oct. 4 between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
- Mia's Reflexology, 191 South Main Street, New City, Oct. 4 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
- Lifetime Gym, 10 Van Riper Road, Montvale, Oct. 5 between 8:30 a.m. and noon
- Wesley Kosher, 455 Route 306, Monsey, Oct. 5, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- Congregation Borov, 2 Parker Road, Monsey, Oct. 5, between 6:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. and Oct. 6 between 9 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
- Costco, 50 Overlook Blvd., Nanuet, Oct. 7, between 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
- Care 365, 1 Main Street, Monsey, Oct. 8, between 10 p.m. and noon
- Westchester Medical Center Emergency Room, 100 Woods Road, Valhalla, Oct. 11, between 3:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
These times reflect the period that the infected individual was in these areas and a two-hour period after the individual left the area, as the virus remains alive in air and on surfaces for up to two hours.
Individuals are considered protected or immune to measles if they were born before 1957, have received two doses of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, have had physician or provider-confirmed measles, or have a lab test confirming immunity.
Individuals who are not immune to measles and were exposed are at risk for developing measles. Preventive treatment for measles is recommended for those without evidence of immunity as follows: MMR vaccine can be given to eligible exposed individuals within 72 hours of exposure OR immune globulin can be administered within six days of exposure.
If you were present at the above locations during these times, and are in any of the following high-risk groups, contact your health care provider by phone right away, authorities said.
The Rockland Health Department is asking all health care providers to immediately report all cases of suspect measles to the Rockland County Department of Health Communicable Disease Program staff by calling 845-364-2997 during normal business hours, or 845-364-8600 after hours/weekends. Health Care Providers can call this number for additional information.
More information about measles can be found at health.ny.gov .
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