TOMS RIVER, NJ – The office of the Motor Vehicle Commission at Nev Jersey in Toms has been temporarily closed after employees in the office were exposed to someone with small fortunes, the Ocean Countia Department of Health said on Thursday.
There are 12 confirmed cases of smallpox and 11 that have been under investigation since November 15, said the health service, and the list of places where people are potentially exposed is growing.
Exposure to the MVC office on the Toms River on Hooper Avenue took place on November 7 at 2.30. and 5:15 p.m. , said the health service. The office will be closed until Monday, November 19th, they said. Other offices in that area will be open in the meantime and can be found by clicking here.
In other places where people may have been exposed to those infectious with smallpox, they include:
- CHEMED HEALTH CENTER, 1771 Madison Ave, Lakevood, NJ 08701
- October 30 between 9:20 and 12:30.
- October 31, between 8:45 and 1:00.
- November 1, at 10:15 am. close
- Four Corners Bagel & Cafe, 150 James St, Lakevood, NJ 08701
- October 31 between 12:30 pm. and 3 hours
- NPGS, 231 Main St, Lakevood, NJ 08701
- October 25th between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm.
- October 29 between 2:15 pm and 4:45 p.m.
- Office Dr. Eli Eilenberg, 150 James St, Lakevood, NJ 08701
- October 31 between 11:15 and 02:45.
- November 1st at 12:00 pm and 4:30 p.m.
- Pizza Plus, 241 4th St, Lakevood, NJ 08701
- October 28 at 12:30. and 3:30 p.m.
- Schul Satmar, 405 Forest Avenue, Lakevood, NJ 08701
- October 28 – November 1 in the period from 9:00 to 2:00. daily
- October 28 – October 31 at 6:30 am and 12:30 in the morning (in the morning of 1 November)
- November 1st at 6:30 am. and 10 hours.
- Fountain Ballroom, 725 Vassar Ave, Lakevood, NJ 08701
- October 30. 31 between 6:00 am. and 1:30 in the morning
- Mesivta Eatontovn, 1300 Nev Hampshire Ave, Lakevood, NJ 08701 and 107 East Harvard St, Lakevood, NJ 08701
- Bais Shalom AKA Alumni, 345 9th St, Lakevood, NJ 08701
- November 6 between 1:15 and 6:45 pm
The Department of the Health Protection of the Ocean District is working to prevent the detection and alerting of people who may have been exposed at a time when individuals were contagious, officials said. The virus may take 5 to 21 days to appear, which means it could be on December 1st before some of these people are exposed lately.
The epidemic began in October, when Lakevood's man who returned from overseas trip came down with the virus. In the days since hundreds demanded vaccinations against viruses, which could have serious complications for children or anyone with a compromised immune system.
Almost 50 teachers threatened to stay away from private schools in Lakevood if students who were not vaccinated were allowed into the school after the weekend. The Department of Health in the district said that "it continues to support and highly encourage the exclusion of children who have not been vaccinated from schools, preschools and day care facilities in the area of outbreaks", and that children involved in the exposure of a confirmed case may be subject to an exemption if not vaccinated.
Lakevood Scoop reports that private schools forbid non-vaccinated students after teachers' threats.
People are reminded to check their immunization records and if there is any sign of symptoms to contact your health insurance before it appears in the office of that provider so that appropriate testing or treatment arrangements can be made.
The Department of Health has issued the following reminders regarding the potential for spreading the virus:
- The potential for spreading infection is four days earlier and four days after the onset of ischemic stunning.
- People can be sick of smallpox 5 to 21 days after being exposed to the virus.
- Symptoms similar to myagi include fever, rash, cured nose, cough, loss of appetite and pink eyes.
- Fats can spread through coughing and killing and can live on surfaces and in air for up to two hours
- 30 percent of cases with minor cases include additional serious health complications.
The Department of Health Ocean Counti continues to communicate and coordinate daily with
State of Nev Jersey Department of Health and other providers of health services in response to
the outbreak of smallpox virus.
For more information, visit our website at the Ocean Counti Ministry of Health at www.phu2.org.
The Department of Health continues to update exposure locations and dates.
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