Shoppers at Popular Hudson Valley Retailer Exposed to Measles
Health officials warn that a popular Hudson Valley shopping center and other areas were exposed to measles.
An international traveler who has been confirmed to have measles visited multiple locations in Rockland, Westchester and Bergen counties, potentially exposing others to measles from Oct. 4 to Oct. 11, health officials say.
According to the Rockland County Department of Health, anyone who visited the following locations may have been exposed to measles:
Congregation Bais Elazer, 26 Voyager Court, Monsey
- Oct. 4: Between 8 a.m.- 11 a.m.
Mia's Reflexology, 191 South Main Street, New City
- Oct. 4: Between 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Lifetime Gym, 10 Van Riper Road, Montvale, N.J.
- Oct. 5: Between 8:30 a.m.- Noon
Wesley Kosher, 455 Route 306, Monsey
- Oct. 5: Between 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Congregation Borov, 2 Parker Road, Monsey
- Oct. 5: Between 6:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
- Oct. 6: Between 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Costco, 50 Overlook Blvd., Nanuet
- Oct. 7: Between 1:30 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Care 365, 1 Main Street, Monsey
- Oct. 8: Between 10 p.m.- Midnight
Westchester Medical Center
- Oct. 11: Between 3:45 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.
Everyone exposed to measles, particularly those without immunity or people who aren't sure if they have been vaccinated, should contact their healthcare provider if they develop measles symptoms, officials warn.
Symptoms include a fever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis or a runny nose. Symptoms usually appear 10-12 days after exposure but may appear as early as 7 days and as late as 21 days after exposure.
Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus that is spread by direct contact with nasal or throat secretions of infected people. People first develop a fever, then often a cough, runny nose and watery eyes, followed by an appearance of a rash. People are considered infectious four days before to four days after the appearance of the rash.