International traveler with measles arrived at New Jersey airport, state health officials say; warn of possible exposure


An individual who flew to a New Jersey airport on Christmas Eve has a confirmed case of the measles, health officials said Friday, warning that others could have been exposed.

The traveler with the “highly contagious disease” flew into Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal B on Dec. 24 from Brussels, the New Jersey Department of Health revealed in a news release.

The infected person was contagious at the time and possibly went to other parts of the travel hub, officials said.

Officials cautioned that any person at the airport on that day between the hours of 12 and 4 p.m. could’ve been exposed to the disease. If they were infected, symptoms could present themselves through Jan. 14, the news release said.

“New Jersey residents identified as potentially exposed on the ill individual’s flights will be notified by their local health department,” health officials said. – READ MORE

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