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TOMS RIVER, NJ – The Toms River Motor Vehicle Commission in New Jersey was temporarily shut down after office workers were exposed to a measles person, the Department of Ocean's Health Department said on Thursday.

There are 12 confirmed cases of measles and 11 that are under investigation since November 15, said the health department and the list of places where people were potentially exposed is rising.

Exposure to the Toms River MVC office on Hooper Boulevard took place on November 7 at 14:30. and 5:15 p.m. , said the health department. The Bureau will be closed by Monday, November 19, they said. Other offices in the area will be open in the meantime and can be found by clicking here.

Other places where people have been exposed to those contagious with measles include:

  • CHEMED Health Center, 1771 Madison Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701
    • October 30, between 9:20 and 12:30.
    • 31 October between 8:45 and 13:00.
    • November 1 at 10:15 p.m. close
  • Four Corners Bagel & Café, 150 James St, Lakewood, NJ 08701
    • 31 October between 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • NPGS, 231 Main Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701
    • 25 October between 9 am and 12 in the morning.
    • October 29th between 2:15 pm and 4:45 p.m.
  • The Office of Dr. Eli Eilenberg, 150 James St, Lakewood, NJ 08701
    • October 31, between 11:15 a.m. and 2 45 p.m.
    • 1 November between 12:00 and 4:30 pm
  • Pizza Plus, 241 4th Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701
    • October 28 at 12:30. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Schul Satmar, 405 Forest Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
    • October 28 – November 1, between 9:00 and 2:00 daily
    • October 28 – October 31 from 18:30 to 12:30 a.m. (morning of November 1)
    • 1 November between 18:30 and 10:00
  • Fountain Ballroom, 725 Vassar Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701
    • October 30-Oct. 31 at 18:00. and 1:30 a.m.
  • Mesivita of Eatontown, 1300 New Hampshire Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701 and 107 East Harvard St, Lakewood, NJ 08701
  • Bais Shalom AKA Alumni, 345 9th Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701
    • November 6th between 1:15 and 6:45 pm

The Department of Health in the County Ocean strives to identify and notify people who might have been exposed during the period when people were infected, officials said. The virus may take 5 to 21 days to appear, which means it may be December 1 before some of those people most exposed are clear.

The outbreak began in October when a man from Lakewood, who returned from an overseas trip, fell with the virus. In those days, hundreds of people have been looking for vaccines against the virus, which can have serious complications for children or anyone with a compromised immune system.

Almost 50 teachers have threatened to have no private schools in Lakewood if students who are not vaccinated have been admitted to school after the weekend. The County Department of Health stated that "it continues to support and particularly encourage the exclusion of school children, preschool children and childcare in the focal area" and that children involved in exposure to a confirmed case may be the subject of an exclusion order, if unvaccinated.

Lakewood Scoop reported that private schools are preventing students from being unvaccinated as a result of teachers' threat.

People are reminded to check for immunization records and, if there are signs of symptoms, contact your health care provider before attending the supplier's office so that appropriate arrangements for examination or treatment can be made.

The County Department of Health issued the following reminders about the potential for spreading the virus:

  • The potential for spreading infection is four days before and four days after the measles 'measles' onset.
  • People can get measles from 5 to 21 days after being exposed to the virus.
  • Symptoms similar to measles include fever, rash, curved nose, cough, loss of appetite and pink eye.
  • Birds can spread through coughs and sneezes and can live on surfaces and in air for up to two hours
  • 30% of cases of measles involve serious additional health complications.

The County Department of Health continues to communicate and collaborate daily with
State of New Jersey Department of Health and other healthcare providers in response to
measles rash.

To get more information, visit our website at the Department of Health of the County Ocean, www.phu2.org.

The Health Department continues to update sites and exposure data.
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