New Jersey has issued an alert for citizens to be vaccinated against measles after two confirmed cases were detected and others may have been exposed to the disease. The state is already on a pace in 2017 to surpass the total number of measles cases reported over the past two years, The Hoboken Patch reports.
The state Department of Health issued the statement Tuesday after revealing that a 7-month-old baby was diagnosed with measles and might have spread the infectious disease to others.
In an unrelated case, the Department of Health announced Friday that it has confirmed a case of measles in Hudson County involving an adult male who may have exposed individuals at several public places in Jersey City from Jan. 16 to 24.
The individual acquired measles while traveling abroad and is recovering at home, DOH officials stated.