POMONA, N.Y. (AP) — Health officials in suburban New York have confirmed a person with measles was inside the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack earlier this month.
In a statement Friday, the Rockland County Department of Health says anyone who visited the mall on Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. may have been exposed.
They're urging pregnant women, children 6 months or younger, immunocompromised people and those who've not been vaccinated who visited the Best Buy and AT&T stores on the mall's first floor to contact a doctor immediately.
Measles is an extremely infectious disease spread by coughing, sneezing or personal contact. It causes a fever, cough and a rash on the body. Most people who contract the disease recover, but it can be fatal.
Anyone who's been vaccinated is immune.