The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has reported 13 measles cases year-to-date in 2019. Of the 13 cases, there are 11 flare-up cases– 7 in Ocean County inhabitants and 4 of every one Monmouth County household. This household has a direct epidemiologic connect to the outbreak community in Ocean County.
Between October 2018 and January 2019, the NJDOH and local health officials cooperated to explore an episode of measles in Ocean County. An aggregate of 33 flare-up related cases were distinguished, incorporating 30 affirmed cases in Ocean County occupants and 3 cases in one Passaic County family that had a direct epidemiologic connect to the flare-up community.
As of January 16, two hatching periods (a total of 42 days) had gone from the most recent day the last realized case was infectious. Because no new cases were identified during that period, the first Ocean County outbreak was considered over.
However, on Mar. 15, the second Ocean County measles outbreak was declared.