Health Department: Tourist with measles stayed at a hotel on Atlantic Ave

  • Health Department: Tourist with measles stayed at a hotel on Atlantic Ave

Health Department: Tourist with measles stayed at a hotel on Atlantic Ave

The New York State Department of Health is warning New Yorkers to be wary of potential measles symptoms, after an Australian tourist infected with the virus visited several locations in the city within the past ten days.

-La Quinta Inn, 31 W. 71st Street, New York City.

To prevent the spread of measles, the state health department is advising anyone who may have been exposed and who has these symptoms to contact their health care provider, a local clinic or a local emergency department before they visit to receive care.

State health officials on Friday advised people without immunizations to contact a health-care provider if they exhibit symptoms of measles, which include fever, rash, cough, pinkeye or a runny nose.

Those who had got vaccinated for the same are on the lower risk than those who are not. That danger is also less for people who have been vaccinated versus it. In 2013, a measles outbreak hit two orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Individuals may still be vaccinated later in life, according to DOH.

According to the city officials in NY, the small population of unvaccinated individuals need to be extra careful over the next couple of weeks because an Australian individual with suspected measles has arrived in the city.

The measles is spread by nasal or throat secretions of infected people. Since August 1990, this has also been required of college students.

Measles has recently hit the NY, and federal health executives are suggesting the city's tiny unvaccinated group of people to be on a lookout.

Anyone born after January 1, 1957, who has not received two doses of a measles-containing vaccine or does not have a blood test proving immunity to measles, should receive two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, health officials said. One-hundred-eighty-eight people from 24 states and the District of Columbia were reported to have measles.

Despite global efforts to combat the disease, measles has remained a serious threat, mostly to children in the developing world.

Watchtower Educational Center told Observer in a statement that it immediately informed its personnel at all of its complexes about the tourist's contact with the center and distributed a fact sheet from the state Health Department. "We have been cooperating closely with the Health Department in doing all that is needed to protect our staff and any visitors".

Last year, there were above 21,000 reported incidents of measles over the continent, a four-fold jump from the 5,273 cases diagnosed in 2016, which was a unique low. The other five locations visited by the tourist did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Monday.