The Gedaliah Society presents an update on measles in our community.
The Gedaliah Society, a network of Chabad medical professionals, has been in touch with local practitioners and the following is their update of the situation.
There has been a secondary case of “modified“ measles, closely related to the first case almost 3 weeks ago. (“Modified” measles occurs in previously vaccinated individuals, and seems BH to be less infectious.)
The secondary person was at a Simcha out of town earlier this week and became ill two days later.
This secondary person had been vaccinated twice (hence has modified measles) and was unlikely to have been “highly” contagious at the Simcha, but may have been somewhat contagious.
As of this time the recommendation is the same: if you have not received the MMR vaccine, please do so. For specific questions, please turn to your health care provider. At this time there is hopefully no obvious threat of an “outbreak” and no need to panic. Be well and have a good Shabbos!
Shlomo Minkowitz, MD
The Gedaliah Society, a network of Chabad medical professionals
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