Measles Warning Issued For Area After Traveler From Tel Aviv Is Diagnosed

October 03, 2018 - 6:00 pm

NEWARK, N.J. (WCBS 880) -- A measles warning has been issued for the area, after an international traveler who visited both New Jersey and New York was diagnosed with a case of the measles.

As WCBS 880’s Mike Smeltz reported, the measles-infected traveler flew from Tel Aviv into Terminal B at Newark this past Friday.

The New Jersey State Health Department said the potential exposure timeframe at Newark Liberty International Airport would have been between 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The infected traveler then made their way up to New Square in Rockland County, where they spent the weekend before ending up in a health center there on Monday.

The warning from health officials is for anyone who  has not received the measles vaccine, and who may have been in the area at the same time as the infected traveler.

There is always concern when dealing with measles since it can be spread through the air.

The symptoms to look out for are rash, fever, cough and runny nose, and those symptoms could develop as late as Oct. 19 from this potential exposure.