Officials at Nassau health department caution about possible measles exposure at Cohen Children’s Medical Center


Officials at Nassau health department caution about possible measles exposure at Cohen Children’s Medical Center

The Nassau County Department of Health has reported a potential exposure to measles at the Cohen Children Medical Center Emergency Department waiting room and treatment area earlier this week. The exposure occurred from 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 until 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21. According to a news release sent out on Sunday, the medical center is contacting patients who visited the emergency department at the time of the potential exposure and has identified patients who are at high risk and may require timely treatment.

In order to prevent measles, the best course of action is to be vaccinated, as stated by the news release. Northwell Health issued a statement to News 12, mentioning that the patient with measles who presented at the emergency department was isolated and admitted on March 21, and is currently in stable condition. The medical center is working closely with state and local health officials to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

News 12 also reported that a Nassau County resident was confirmed to have the third case of measles in the state this year, according to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). This case of measles is the first outside of New York City in the state. It is important for the public to stay informed and take necessary precautions to protect themselves and others from the spread of measles.

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