Hundreds possibly exposed to measles in Nassau

? The Nassau County Health Department says hundreds may have been exposed to measles last Thursday by a baby with the disease who was brought to various locations in the county. According to department

News 12 Staff

Apr 8, 2008, 3:34 AM

Updated 5,948 days ago

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? The Nassau County Health Department says hundreds may have been exposed to measles last Thursday by a baby with the disease who was brought to various locations in the county.
According to department officials, the 8-month-old boy came off a flight from Israel last week and was brought to several stores in Westbury?s Fortunoff Source Mall. Those stores include Gymboree, The Children?s Place and Old Navy. The baby was also in the restrooms between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
In addition to the stores at the Source Mall, the child was also in a Verizon store, a Washington Mutual and the Aries Nail Salon on Central Avenue in Cedarhurst between 5 p.m. and midnight. Authorities say the child had a fever, rash and red blotches on his skin.
People who have never had a measles shot, including young children, are particularly at risk as are the elderly. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes, white spots inside the mouth and sensitivity to light.
People who think they may have been exposed are urged to call their doctor immediately and to get a preventive shot as soon as possible. Anyone with questions or concerns can call the health department at 888-844-8657.To watch the health department news conference on the scare, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.
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