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New Jersey Health Department Issues Measles Alert For Camden County

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) – The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services has issued a Public Health Alert after a Camden County man possibly exposed an unknown number of people to the measles.

The man visited the following locations in South Jersey while possibly contagious.

-April 21: The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
-April 22: The Home Depot, 2160 Route 70, West Cherry Hill, between 8 a.m. and noon
-April 23: Kohl’s, 2133 Route 38, Cherry Hill, between 6 and 9 p.m.
-April 24: Magnolia Nursery, 405 S. White Horse Pike, Magnolia between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Toys-R-Us, 500 New Jersey 38, Cherry Hill, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Walmart, 500 New Jersey 38, Cherry Hill, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Home Depot, 2160 Route 70, West Cherry Hill, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Lowe’s, 122 W. Oak Ave., Lawnside, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Health officials say the man contracted the disease from a woman who recently returned from a trip to Italy.

The measles is a highly contagious illness and can cause serious medical problems. If exposed, the symptoms could manifest between now and May 15th. Those symptoms include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes.

Anyone who feels they have been exposed is asked to call their primary health care provider before going into a doctor’s office or the emergency room. Special arrangements need to be made for treatment and also to protect others.

Read the full alert from the Department of Health

The Camden County Health Department will have a Measles Hotline on Friday, April 29th from 8:30am until 4:30pm. People can call to get more information or ask questions about the infection. The number to call is (800) 999-9045.

For more information on the measles, visit

Reported by Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio

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  • maxolip

    nice article posted to give information

  • Olay regenerist

    I think the concept you have chosen to alert people from Measles is amazing. by inaugurating such alert you are helping those people who are not known to this disease.

  • Dermajuv

    Its A Different Concept which was Discussed

  • daisy

    What i say? its very good health care to everyone.

  • KP

    I chose to delay both of my son’s vaccinations until they were older. I started the normal infant vaccines for both of them at three years old. (they are now both fully caught up.) My oldest has Autism. Aspergers to be exact. He started showing sings of this around 1. By 3 he was diagnosed with PDD. (they never make an exact diagnosis until they get older.) HE didn’t have a SINGLE vaccine in him yet. You should all really watch what you say. Blaming vaccines for giving children Autism blames the parent when it’s simply NOT TRUE. Maybe if you all had an autsitc child you wouldn’t be so fast to open your mouths.

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  • Mike

    While measles is something to be concerned about, it’s not Camden County’s biggest problem. Political corruption and allegiance to unions is Camco’s biggest danger to it’s citizens. It’ll wipe you out way faster than the measles will !!!

  • dddunn3d

    I am a classically trained scientist in biochemistry. I find it amusing when so many people make the mistake of equating anecdotal evidence for the scientific observation.

    Lah me.

  • Jay

    Why would anyone want to inject their infant with toxins such as formaldahyde(causes cancer),aluminum and mercury(both neurotoxins) as well as monkey kidney tissue, MSG, bovine serum.
    Yes, vaccines may still contain trace amounts of thimerosal <.3 mcg and still be called thimerosal-free. Just like food companies can say 0 grams trans fats if it's under .5 grams/ serving.
    These "trace" amounts sure do add up when a child now gets 48 doses of 14 vaccines by age 6.

    Please do your own research!! try CDC will not get you anywhere.

    • cynthia F

      Sadly, Jay,most people don’t want to think for themselves…they just want to watch American Idol or some other brain rotting show and let the government tell them what is right….I seriously don’t think most even read anything substantial other than the latest ‘best selling’ novel.
      But hopefully, the more exposure they get to this, …well at least it plants a seed.

  • Alice Ramirez

    Do we know if this guy KNEW he had measles?
    I mean, of he DIDN’T know and was just out innocently shopping that was one thing. If he KNOWINGLY exposed strangers to a contagious and possibly dangerous disease, then he should serve time.

  • Karen

    Cynthia: I stopped immunizing my kids when my oldest was going into 6th grade and my youngest to 2nd. Despite doctors treating me like I was attempting to murder my children and intimidating me – my kids were FAR healthier than their peers ever since. I was also treated like I was ignorant. I’m not. I was a chiiropractic asst, I have a BS in Natural Health and I thoroughly studied the issue before making the decision. To me, the ignorant ones are the ones who follow along, blindly doing what they are told by the government and those making a handy profit off the health of their children. Instead of snide remarks, why don’t you pro immunization people do some real homework on the pros and cons. And if immunizing is so fool proof, then what are you worried about? YOUR kids are “safe”, right? A difinite link was shown with autism, but suddenly look at all the PR denouncing it. Too many loss of $$$$. Oh and BTW to Glen, I’m a conservative Republican, who has also seen the horror immunizations have wreaked. To all: Don’t let schools tell you your kids can’t enter w/o shots. There are waivers, varying by state. Contact a local chiro or natural health practitioner.

    • glenp

      does anyone know the definition of “circle jerk” that’s going on here?

      • cynthia F

        Whatever glen..what are you? 14 ?I haven’t heard that term since high school..
        Proof is in the pudding in our healthy vibrant children and owners (at the age of 20) happily married, great parents and never in trouble at school….unlike those poor kids who are drugged on Ritalin (so they can be easily controlled especially the poor boys)and grow up thinking a medicated state of mind (and being ‘labeled’)is normal and then parents are shocked that they continue to take drugs as an adult.

    • Karen

      Please note: I do not mean to “attack” those who choose TO immunize their children. It is a very difficult and personal decision. My “snarkiness” was only for those who attack people who make a PERSONAL CHOICE NOT to immunize (Free Country right? haha, not for long!) just because they disagree.

      • cynthia F

        Thanks for added support Karen!
        I have found that the parents that make that choice ARE very diligent in their research.
        I also think it’s sad that people that disagree are so vicious and ill-wishing in their attacks…really??..hoping for illness on kids to ‘teach us a lesson’?
        My non-immunized daughter is 26 and was never sick. My 32 yr old son was immunized and has always had health problems allergies etc.

    • LA

      No definite link between autism and vaccines. PROVE IT.
      The guy over in the UK who supposedly did a study pulled that study after it was found that he took blood from kids at a birthday party. His study only involved about 15 kids (a real study would have thousands of study subjects).
      You being a “chiropractic asst” doesn’t make you a health practitioner by ANY means, it’s just a BS title. And a degree in “Natural Health”? Hahaha, seriously?

      In the end, it’ll be your kids that get sick from things like the measles this guy is carrying around. Not me, not anyone else who has been vaccinated.

      • glenp

        Thanks for being a voice of sanity countering idiocies from a “homeopathy” fan claiming to be an educated RN. She’s far from it. BTW well said

  • Crosscut

    The country is not as strict about who they let in anymore. That’s why there is this big increase in disease and bedbugs, tc.

  • Jackie

    This is NOT newsworthy. People walk around with active TB in grocery stores and toy stores and what ever else-stores all the time.

  • Maria

    Wow, Really? All that was going on way before Obama. But it’s nice to put blame on someone, right?

  • Ella

    Yes, but legal residents and citizens of the US would all be vaccinated. That’s why people are guessing he is not American. They didn’t describe the man at all in the story, and that usually indicates that he’s in a PC-protected group.

    • Joe

      Im 38 and im not vaccinated,. They stopped it just before I was able to get it.

      • Mary Wright Pippert

        My 35 years old daughter got immunised. You went to the wrong place.

      • Sandy Lester

        What? Doc still vaccinate children. That was a choice your parents made. You must be thinking of small pox.

  • Illogicbuster

    Why the alert? All kids are given MMR vaccines.

    • glenp

      “cynthia F

      @glenp….Wow….aren’t you an evilhearted subhuman to wish something awful on innocent children…wow…”
      yes SUCH CIVILITY -typical from leftists When I compliment you on your enema skills and how well you make me aware of facts then you again ATTACK again feigning civility in your attacks. Yes you are such a sweet civil person. Please don’t come at me with that enema applicator. Go look in a mirror and see the real louse I see.

      • cynthia F

        This is getting fun…not only am I not a ‘leftist’…I am a Libertarian. From my observation…most ‘leftist’ follow the status quo without question believing everything their Dem masters tell them…never having the initiative to educate themselves on any given subject.
        …and a good enema just might clean out all that meanness out of you…give you some room for tolerance, compassion and love for people that are different and think different than you

    • Sandy Lester

      You are correct everyone who has a brain but unfortunately there are people are not. About 30% of kids are no longer vaccinated.

    • cynthia F

      you are a very sad, vicious, obviously lonely man spewing vitriolic sewage.
      I was merely pointing out the opinions of those who disagree with the status quo…not attacking those who choose to vaccinate…this is a free country and if you believe in vaccination, then you believe it works and should not feel threatened by those who are not.
      Surely this can be a civil conversation in a difference of opinions…to those who are open-minded enough to consider both sides without throwing caustic and mean spirited insults…but maybe that is all you have…

    • glenp

      I am sure you are a great enema nurse. You again validate my opinion of too many nurses being know-it-all know nothings. Can you please give me some more of your “scientific” anecdotes? they are entertaining if nothing else and I mean nothing else

      • cynthia F

        sci·ence (sns)
        a. The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena.
        b. Such activities restricted to a class of natural phenomena.
        c. Such activities applied to an object of inquiry or study.
        As I was taught , Science is the act of observation, and 30 years of observation both professional and personal have led me to believe that the current practices of vaccination are more harmful than good..I see the results coming through our office…and all you can offer is a gleeful vicious wish of harm on caring parents and their children…you must not have any.

    • cynthia F

      Not only am I educated (RN) I’ve seen the devastation vaccinations wreak. A good friend’s healthy 8 month old dead along with 3 other babies 2 days after his 1st vaccination(against her better judgement)..all from the same vaccination batch in our small town(BIG lawsuit going).
      My 32 yr old son was vaccinated…allergies and health problems all his life…my 26 yr old NOT vaccinated but treated with Homeopathy and herbs..healthy as a pig. Grandchildren NOT vaccinated: bright eyed and healthy…grandchildren problems and attention problems.

      • your dumb

        How long have you suffered from being a idiot?

      • LA

        You, as a RN, going around telling people that they shouldn’t get vaccinated? You should have your license pulled. There are very few cases of any vaccine-preventable disease in this country anymore because of vaccines. Didn’t you read anything in nursing school? Because of the advent of a small pox vaccine, people are no longer vulnerable to smallpox. Small pox has now been eradicated from the Earth because of a vaccine!! DUH! And that is only one of the many examples of the good vaccines do everyday.

        God help us if you’re a RN in a hospital.

        RN in CA

      • cynthia F

        Number one; my opinions are my personal choice and I keep them to myself…every parent has the right to make up their own minds so no, I do not tell anyone what to do or not do and my doctors know my feelings and are fine with it.
        Number 2; all you are doing is regurgitating what you learned in school and not looking at new research.
        There are new graphs out charting the decline of polio, measles etc and they were going way down before immunizations were implemented in all the developed countries due to better nutrition,cleaner water supplies and better sanitation so of course you will still have an issue in substandard countries.
        Google it.
        You know..everyone persecuted Semmelweis for suggesting doctors washed their hands before going from a dead body to delivering a baby.

      • LA

        I’m not “regurgitating” what I learned in school, I read the weekly MMWR from the CDC. I look at the numbers that each state reports for reportable diseases. I look at the yearly/biyearly numbers and see a correlation between vaccines and the decline in vaccine preventable diseases.
        What do you read? BS natural health journals? hahaha

        So how did we eradicate small pox from the Earth? Try answering that without using “vaccine”. Because no matter how you look at it, the vaccine prevented small pox from continuing to replicate. It’s very simple.

        You do what you want, but when you or your kids end up with measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox etc etc…the only person you have to blame is yourself. Because in the end, it was you who didn’t get your kids vaccines for preventable diseases.
        Child abuse perhaps?

      • cynthia F

        My non immunized daughter is 26 and healthy as a horse…business owner, married, a mother of 2 and never in trouble at school…..and never had to be drugged with Ritalin.
        My 32 yr old immunized son has allergies and health problems but of course being a devoted and concerned mother I mitigated a lot of his problems by putting him on an organic healthy diet..yeah..real child abuse going on there…denying him the chance for obesity by refusing to feed him McDonalds and junk food.
        Most of my friends are from a group I’ve known all my kids lives(2 are also RNs)whose now adult children were not immunized…all healthy..some even got whooping cough(2 out of about 25 non)..had a ‘go round with the CDC(aren’t they the ones that authorized shooting syphilis into 3rd world kids?) and they had to back off.
        Both my kids got the chicken pox so I guess the immunization didn’t work.
        I come from 6..we were all immunized and we ALL got the measles.
        Personally, I think parents that don’t immunize care MORE for their kids and are more educated and involved in their lives…and the proof is in the pudding..everyone of these kids I know ages 34 to 10 are healthy, productive, never got in trouble and a joy to be around..and I can’t tell you how many times I would cringe when I would hear some mother say ‘I can’t WAIT till school starts!! These brats are driving me crazy!”…so sad.. THAT’S child abuse

      • gal

        Obviously you didn’t keep your opinions to yourself…they are all over this page.

      • cynthia F

        But NOT at work…..and I have plenty of RN friends with the same opinion…

    • riffenberg

      Aren’t you a nice person?

    • Luke

      The MMR isn’t given until children are at least one year old.

      • Mary Wright Pippert

        Used to be 6weeks.

    • cynthia F

      @glenp….Wow….aren’t you an evilhearted subhuman to wish something awful on innocent children…wow…
      I find most parents that choose not to vaccinate well educated and informed who genuinely care for the welfare of their children, They don’t have an objection to the theory of vaccination per say(that’s what homeopathy is) but the other harmful ingredients and the timing…infants have underdeveloped systems and nursing gives them the 50’s and 60’s kids weren’t vaccinated until they entered school.

      • Mary Wright Pippert

        IN the 50’s there was no measles vaccine. I had both kinds of measles. There is a danger to pregnant women in the first trimester who contract rubella. Not the other kind.

      • cynthia F

        I’m from 6 and we all got the measles…when my kids were young all the mothers in our circle would take their kids over to a home with chicken pox…get it over with. I remember my mother (also an RN) telling about how all 8 kids in her family got the whooping cough…my non(government)immunized daughter was exposed to whooping cough but being breast fed for 16 months and on healthy organic food gave her body a natural strength to fight it off..only the parents of immunized kids freaked out…which I didn’t understand…didn’t they have faith in those shots???

    • Ella

      Also, even adults who have been vaccinated can get very mild infections. That’s very dangerous for pregnant women.

  • super

    idiots…. that all i am going to say!

  • Jimbo3

    Re: “Italy is not a 3rd world country.”

    You must not be aware of the mass Third World immigration flowing into Italy. Parts of it are certainly Third World-ish.

  • Mike Smith

    This article misses the big picture: measles, while highly contagious, is rarely ever actually dangerous. Yes, it is almost certain to cause an uncomfortable few days, but serious harm is extremely rare. Many daily activities–such as driving a car or crossing a busy street–are statistically much more dangerous. But don’t take my word for it: check out the complications section of the N.I.H. measles page (and do some PubMed searches for more data):

    • Lola

      Thank you for some common sense! It’s only measles, people- serious side effects are RARE! Some people can die from the flu but we don’t have a melt down every time some catches it.

      • glenp

        tell those that suffer encephalitis it’s no big deal—if they can even understand you later

      • MorganGray

        Except to pregnant women and their unborn babies.
        I thought we were supposed to care about “the children” and “the health of the mother”.
        Or is that only the case when she wants to kill her children?

  • Leslie D.

    It’s a shame that fraudulent science has caused parents not to vaccinate their kids (due to unfounded autism fears). I really hope this is not spead to children.

    • glenp

      Tell that to Cynthia the moron above

  • TW

    So why is this person not under arrest for committing a biological attack on the American public? It is obvious to me that by the places he was visiting he was targeting children who may not be vaccinated. If that is the case then this is a purposeful attempt to spread a communicable disease which by it’s definition is bio terrorism no?

    • Tom

      Really? Lowe’s and Home Depot are target centers for attacking children? Or a nursery? You do know that is where they sell plants, not hold infants. It’s a common misperception: same word, two meanings.

      Then again, maybe you were being sarcastic. Let’s hope.

      • TW

        I was referring to places where large numbers of people go, including families, nothing sinister or untoward there. I was aware that it was two big box home improvement stores and a plant nursery. Read Hot Zone and Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston sometime and if that doesn’t keep you awake at night your not thinking. If not a reader then just Google it and read the synopsis on Wiki or Amazon.

  • Eric P Turner

    the problem is people like you are that disconnected from the real world. news flash sheeple the 30 million illegals that just walked into our country do not get theses shots they bring all the kinds of stuff with them as they break the law living here without permission, they spit out kids that don’t get shots that go to our schools and expose our children to who knows what. now do you understand. try surfing the internet for news that matters its not just for shopping for you iphones.

  • IrishEyesAreBlue

    Illegal immigrants!!!!

  • Crys

    The MMR wasn’t mandatory until recently, if he was an immigrant he probably doesn’t have the vax.

    • Mary Wright Pippert

      It was mandatory here for at least the last 40 years. You couldn’t even get a child in school wiothout it. That still holds true.

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