Number Of Measles Cases In Rockland County Rises To 40

These two individuals developed symptoms of the disease after exposure to another who became infected after worldwide travel.

Officials in Rockland County confirmed on Wednesday a measles outbreak has gotten worse.

AFC Urgent Care at 1667 E. Main St. Duncan, SC on Sunday, Oct. 14 between 9 a.m. and noon or MEDcare Urgent Care at 301 E. Wood St. Spartanburg, SC on Saturday, Oct. 27 between 4 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

"There has also been transmission in schools with children who are unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated", the NY department said in a release. Measles can cause serious complications, such as pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain).

The infected individuals were exposed to the highly contagious viral disease while traveling overseas. The DOH warned that anyone who was in the following locations may have been exposed. Individuals potentially exposed, if infected, could develop symptoms as late as November 20. Two doses of the MMR vaccine can offer 97% protection from the measles.

Anyone who suspects they were exposed to the disease should call a health care provider before going to a medical office or emergency department so special arrangements can be made for an evaluation. Those born before 1957, and those who have received two doses of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, are also considered immune, however there is a very small chance that in this outbreak they may still get measles, but a much less severe case and much less likely to spread to others. "If you're planning an worldwide trip, the World Health Organization recommends that adults or adolescents unsure of their immune status get a dose of measles vaccine before traveling", Dr.

"We urge everyone to check to make sure they and their family members are up-to-date on measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine and all other age-appropriate immunizations".

For more information about measles visit DHEC website or CDC website.