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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Measles Outbreak Reaches Monmouth County

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) reports there are now 11 confirmed cases of measles in NJ. That number may increase as there are currently two cases in Monmouth County with direct epidemiologic links to the outbreak community in Ocean County. The current outbreak is the second measles outbreak in New Jersey in the last year. There were 33 people confirmed to have contracted measles during the first outbreak. According to Ocean County Health Department, of those 33 people, 79% were not vaccinated with the MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella).

The full press release issued by the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission can be found here:  Measles Outbreak Press Release

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