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Public health issues measles exposure advisories

LIBERTY, NY — The Sullivan County Public Health Department is notifying the public of possible exposures to individuals who recently tested positive for measles. Sullivan County has confirmed five cases since March and two additional suspect cases.

Residents may have been exposed if they were at Gibbers-Viznitz yeshiva (68 Yeshiva Dr., Kiamesha Lake) on May 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, or between May 25 and June 2, 2019.

Residents may have been exposed if they were at Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Moshe (84 Laurel Park Road, South Fallsburg) May 14 to 22, 2019, or between May 25 and June 3, 2019. An investigation is ongoing at this location to determine possible exposures.

Lastly, residents may have been exposed if they were at the following location on May 18, 2019 between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m: Garden Terrace, 221 Laurel Ave. Fallsburg.

Two confirmed contagious individuals have been quarantined via a mandatory isolation order issued by the public health director. Public Health Services staff continue to closely monitor the situation.

For more information, or if you think you may have been exposed, call Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845/292-5910.


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