BREAKING – NEW MEASLES OUTBREAK IN LAKEWOOD: 3rd case of Measles confirmed; Patient visited multiple BMG buildings and wedding hall

The New Jersey Department of Health is warning residents about a 3rd confirmed case of measles—a highly contagious disease— in an adult male from Ocean County who could have possibly exposed others to the infection between March 9 and March 14, 2019. The Department of Health is considering this a new outbreak of measles in the community. The Department and local health officials are investigating any connection between the recent cases, the previous outbreak in Ocean County, or current outbreaks in other states.

Anyone who visited the following locations may have been exposed to measles:

  • Congregation Bais Tefilla, 33 East 8th St, Lakewood, NJ 08701
    • March 9, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
    • March 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • March 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • March 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • March 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Beth Medrash Govoha, Bais Yitzchok Hall, Lakewood, NJ 08701
    • March 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • March 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • March 13 from 12:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Beth Medrash Govoha, Yoshon Hall, Lakewood, NJ 08701
    • March 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • March 11 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • March 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Beth Hamedrash Zichron Binyomin, 701 Princeton Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701
    • March 9 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • March 10 from 9:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (March 11)
    • March 11 from 9:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (March 12)
    • March 13 from 10:45 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. (March 14)
  • Lake Terrace Hall, 1690 Oak St, Lakewood, NJ 08701
    • March 11 from 10:00 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. (March 12)
  • Kol Shimshon, 323 Squankum Rd, Lakewood, NJ 08701
    • March 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • March 12 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.

The Department is working in collaboration with the Ocean County Health Department to identify and notify people who might have been exposed during the time the individual was infectious. In the event that additional exposures are identified, information will be updated on the Department’s measles page.

The Department recommends that anyone who visited the locations listed above during the dates/times listed 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, if infected, could develop symptoms as late as April 7.

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.

Measles symptoms include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. It can cause serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain). Measles infection in a pregnant woman can lead to miscarriage, premature birth or a low-birth-weight baby. Measles is easily spread through the air when someone coughs or sneezes. People can also get sick when they come in contact with mucus or saliva from an infected person.

Anyone who has not been vaccinated or has not had measles is at risk if they are exposed. “Two doses of measles vaccine are about 97 percent effective in preventing measles,” said Dr. Christina Tan, state epidemiologist.

“We urge everyone to check to make sure they and their family members are up-to-date on measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine and all other age-appropriate immunizations. Getting vaccinated not only protects you, it protects others around you who are too young to get the vaccine or can’t receive it for medical reasons. If you’re planning an international trip, the World Health Organization recommends that adults or adolescents unsure of their immune status get a dose of measles vaccine before traveling,” Dr. Tan added.



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There are 14 Comments to "BREAKING – NEW MEASLES OUTBREAK IN LAKEWOOD: 3rd case of Measles confirmed; Patient visited multiple BMG buildings and wedding hall"

  • Yottle says:

    Sorry Charlie,
    In order for it to be considered an outbreak there needs to be 3 cases linked. Do far no linkage has been found

  • Wonderful says:

    Pretty sure March 11/12 at that time in Lake Terrace was the Bonei Olam dinner where thousands were in attendance. Wonderful.

  • Yottle says:

    As usual this case was in a previously vaccinated adult…
    Unless this child had a pretty intense schedule…

  • Is it true? says:

    Can it really be true that none of these three people went to any public places or are those places just not being mentioned?
    They really should be. It’s not fair to the general public and those outside of the Orthodox community to be unaware that they may have been exposed.

  • ruth siegel says:

    bad enough you are ” non vackers just leave your kids home then

  • Lakewood resident says:

    It’s true that it was the night of the bonai olam dinner so what do you do if you were there now what so the whole Lakewood will get measles Chas veshalom what do you do if you were there now what

  • Information says:

    Refuah shelaima to whoever has the measles. Baruch Hashem, with all the measles cases around I am not aware of any situations where tehillim had to be said. I have read that vitamin A may help alleviate the intensity of the illness.

    While on the topic of vaccines, I feel it is important to share that a new vaccine has been approved by the FDA. It is called VAXELIS and it is a combination vaccine that contains DtaP, polio, Hib and Hepatitis B, and can be given at six weeks.

    According to the manufacturers’ insert: Contraindications include a severe allergic reaction (e.g. anaphylaxis) to a previous dose of this vaccine or any vaccines contained in this vaccine; apnea has been observed in some infants born prematurely who have received this vaccine; adverse reactions include: irritability (more than or equal to 55%), crying (more than or equal to 45%), injection site pain (more than or equal to 44%), somnolence – sleeping for unusually long periods (more than or equal to 40%), injection site swelling (more than or equal to 18%), and vomiting (more than or equal to 9%).

    My question is how is a parent or doctor supposed to know if a six-week-old baby is allergic to any ingredient in this vaccine if a previous dose of this vaccine or any other vaccine has not been given yet?

    Also I would like to know what is the big rush that a little six-week-old baby has to be bombarded all at once with these ingredients, which include (besides the antigens) yeast, aluminum phosphate, amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulphate, traces of glutaraldehyde, formaldehyde, neomycin, streptomycin, polymyxin B.

    These side effects do not seem to justify the big rush to get a little baby immunized against all of these diseases all at one time. And how mature is a six-week-old baby’s immune system to even mount a proper immune response?

    For further information, please read this article: “FDA approves combo VAXELIS combo vaccine despite infant mortality.”

    • search 4 truth says:

      What do you think would be the outcome of a six week old contracting Pertussis, Diptheria, Haemophilus Influenzae? Before we had vaccines for these illnesses, children died. Go to a cemetery from the beginning of the 20th century and you will find a many more children’s graves than you find today. The rush is to protect a child who has not developed the ability to fight off these illness from being affected by them at a time when they pose a life threatening risk to the child before their maternal anitbodies wear off.

      The article that you are requesting people to read is on a website that claims cancer can be cured with light and sound. They claim that chemotherapy, radiation and surgery are invented methods of cancer treatment meant to hide the true treatment modalities. If you read through their article, did you check any of the facts that they make about vaccine trials?

      If you truly want to become an educated consumer of medicine, learn statistical analysis, read multiple sources of credible information services about epidemiology and immunology, and never trust a statement made as fact that does not have the source of the fact for you to read on your own.

      In response to your question about possible allergic reactions, how should a mother know if her child is allergic to eggs, milk or wheat? Should the mother not eat any of these products for fear of them passing into her breast milk and affecting her child? What about nuts, fish, etc? We know vaccines help prevent illnesses, a person might develop a reaction to the contents of the vaccine. Bori v’shema, bori adif.

      • INFORMATION says:

        My point was why do all these vaccines have to be given at the same time to a six-week-young baby? Hepatitis B and Hib vaccines, I believe were not introduced till the mid or late 1980s. Were babies of six weeks or younger (or older) dying in large numbers from these two illnesses in the l970s before the vaccines were invented? I think not. Is Prevnar also given at the six week visit in addition to this combo vaccine? If so, I believe Prevnar was introduced in 2010. Were babies of six weeks or younger (or older) dying in large numbers from invasive pneumococcal disease in the 1970s before this vaccine was invented? I think not.
        I have no problem with the Dtap, but I feel that perhaps it would be safer to hold off a bit on the others and not bombard the baby with so much at one time. As an adult, I would not agree to get all these vaccines myself at one doctor’s visit.

      • w22 says:

        A 1month old got pertussis she was in the hosbotal for over a month came out with scared lungs a bill for $200,000 and who nose what brain damage- thanks to moden med. she is alive.

        • Deb says:

          and your point is??
          that the baby needs VAXELIS to prevent whooping cough?
          we have totally been swallowed up by this industry
          the corruption is mind boggling.
          this is not about anyone HEALTH!!

          • Information says:

            I agree with Deb. Fine, give the DtaP at six weeks, but wait a bit till you give all the other ones. Years ago, I believe, vaccines were not given to at least two months of age anyways. It is a fact that some children are more susceptible to adverse effects from vaccines – for example those with mitochondrial disorders (unfortunately babies are not tested for this before they are given vaccines). So why take a chance and give all of these at one time at this age?

            Polio doesn’t exist in the US; according to the CDC website, Hib is not common in the US. In 2015 there were .08 cases per 100,000 children under the age of 5 who had Hib disease; and the likelihood of a six-week-young baby contracting Hep B is infinitesimal. So can someone explain why this baby needs to get this combo, possibly dangerous, vaccine at six weeks of age? (Especially if they were born prematurely as manufacturer’s study showed there were cases of apnea reported in this group.)

  • Anonymous says:

    This article has some links to studies published in medical journals. Perhaps the science is not settled yet on multiple infant vaccines, including hexavalent vaccines: “Could this be driving the epidemic of Sudden Infant Death?”

  • Ruth says:

    In the 1980’s the dtp shot was changed to DTaP. There were many adverse reactions including serious neurological damage to children. There were many lawsuits. Vigilant people demanded accountability and you can thank these people for discontinuing this highly dangerous drug in the US. Instead today people want to see a one-size-fits-all mandate of 72 vaccines and people are trying to silence those who question or who demands accountability. Those who say these people have lost perspective need to look in the mirror. Anyone who will give away their bodily autonomy to a government to allow an endless barrage of chemicals to be injected into them without their informed consent has truly lost historical perspective. While you chatter about the measles the HPV Gardasil vaccine is in the running to be mandated. That one has the worst record for adverse events yet. Maybe you need to change your black and white thinking pattern and start to think critically -a truly lost art.