Measles virus potentially exposed at The Met Museum and other NYC locations

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An Australian tourist who has measles made contact with 32 people when he visited New York City this month, according to the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Nassau County, NY - February 26, 2018 - Nassau University Medical Center officials have arranged for the hospital to be prepared for possible Measles-related admissions in the wake of the recent NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) warning message that New York hospital facilities should be on "high alert" with regard to symptoms of the Measles.

-Oasis Bible Tours at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York City.

The risk for developing measles is very low, especially for people who have been immunized.

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. "We worked with the hotel to have notification [sent] to the hotel". That danger is also less for people who have been vaccinated versus it.

"Potentially, it's a much larger number", Zucker added. None of the 58 individuals were vaccinated at the time. Symptoms usually appear in 10 to 12 days after exposure. And according to data collected by the American Academy of Pediatrics, it's estimated that almost 95 per cent of eligible people in NY have received the combination measles, mumps, and rubella, or MMR, vaccine, which is 97 per cent effective against measles. Since August 1990, college students have also been required to show that they are immune against measles.

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The virus remains alive in the air and on surfaces for up to two hours after the carrier leaves the area, and is spread by direct contact with nasal or throat secretions by infected people.

The state Health Department says the best way to prevent measles is to get vaccinated, recommending two doses of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine. One-hundred-eighty-eight people from 24 states and the District of Columbia were reported to have measles.

The excursion ended with a stopover at the Watchtower Educational Center in Putnam County. Individuals with symptoms were directed to infirmary staff. A likely traveler who had been infected overseas with measles visited the amusement park while infectious, however no source was identified. "Everyone on the staff has been informed and everyone here is doing fine".

A representative for La Quinta Inn-an Upper West Side hotel the tourist visited-told Observer the state Health Department asked them to keep all communications related to the matter confidential.

This becomes the cause for other visitors in that location to suffer from the situation of measles as well.

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