Tuesday, April 08, 2008

News Flash! Measels In 5 Towns!

If you were shopping at the Fortunoff Source Mall in Westbury or any of several stores in Cedarhurst, on Thursday between 1 p.m. and midnight you may have been exposed to measles. The potential outbreak that caused a health officials to issue a measles advisory was an 8 month old with measles who had gone to the areas in question. Measles can be spread by coughing, sneezing and through the air, meaning anyone in a room with someone infected can become infected. It can result in severe complications, including encephalitis, pneumonia, and death. If you even suspect may have caught something please get it checked out immediately.

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