Measles-Infected Man Tracked Across Camden County
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) – The man infected with measles was a busy guy over the Easter weekend.
He hit several popular places including the Home Depot off Route 70 in Cherry Hill. (see related story)
The Pop Shop on Haddon Avenue in Collingswood is often a big hit with kids, it’s also one of the spots people may have been exposed to measles.
“Having a daughter this young and having gone through rigorous shots, three, four shots at a time in the last nine months it’s something you worry about. You don’t think it’s going to pop up,” said Chris Consalvi who brought out his baby girl for dinner at The Pop Shop.
The unidentified man with the measles was here last Thursday between 6:30 and 9:30 at night.
“We worked with the health dept to make sure everyone who was working was vaccinated. The health department has all our records so there is no danger for anyone to come in at all everything is safe everything is fine,” Pop Shop owner Connie Fisher said.
Camden County health officials say someone infected with the measles can sometimes develop a rash that starts on the face.
“The symptoms generally are fever a rash runny nose cough and sometimes watery red eyes,” Camden County Health spokesman Bob Smith said.
Other locations where the measles could have been spread include the Toys ‘r’ Us, Kohl’s and Wal-Mart in Cherry Hill.
In all, the unidentified man in his 30’s, visited seven locations from April 21st to April 24th and attended a private party on Easter.
Adults and children who have been properly immunized are not at risk. But, for those people who haven’t had their shots, and came in contact with this individual it’s recommended they look out for symptoms of the virus.
“If you had close personal contact then the chances of you being infected are very very high,” Smith said.
Anyone concerned they may be infected are urged to call your doctor, instead of just showing up at the Dr.’s office where they could spread measles to others.
Reported by Todd Quinones, CBS 3