Confirmed measles case at BJ’s sparks public health alert in NJ

Posted at 8:51 AM, Jun 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-14 10:55:32-04

WATCHUNG, New Jersey (PIX11) — A confirmed case of measles at a BJ’s Wholesale Club has sparked a public health alert in New Jersey.

According to officials the person confirmed to have measles visited the BJ’s on June 3 between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The illness is highly contagious and is easily spread through the air when an infected person talks, coughs or sneezes.

Store spokeswoman Kelly McFalls told PIX 11 by phone, “We are doing our best to identify who was shopping on the 3rd just to let them know they should go and see their health care provider.”

Anyone who may have been at the store at the time is being urged by state officials to contact a health provider immediately.