(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health of Human Services is working with state officials to help identify anyone that may have come in contact with a woman who tested positive for measles.
Individuals who visited the Cooper Family Medicine Clinic inside the Salvation Army Kroc Center, located at 1865 Harrison Avenue in Camden, on June 14 between 2:45 and 6:30 p.m. should contact their personal physician or the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services.
Camden County has a toll-free hotline to answer the public’s questions concerning measles: 1-800-999-9045.
“If you have had relatively close contact with an infected person, the risk of you developing measles could be significant if you haven’t previously had the disease or have not had the immunization,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services. “Symptoms of measles include a rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and bordering redness of the eyes. There is a long incubation period associated with measles of between five and 21 days.”
If you develop symptoms of measles, the Department recommends that you call a health care provider before going to a medical office or emergency department. Special arrangements can be made for evaluation while also protecting other patients and medical staff from possible infection.