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Newark Liberty International Airport

An individual with a confirmed case of the measles virus flew into Newark Airport’s Terminal B on Dec. 24 from Brussels, according to a warning issued by the New Jersey Department of Health in a news release over the weekend.

The infected person was contagious at the time, and it is possible that other parts of the airport were exposed as well.

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Any person at the airport on Dec. 24 between the hours of 12 noon and 4:00 pm could have been exposed to the measles virus, the New Jersey Department of Health warns.

“Anyone who has not been vaccinated or has not had measles is at risk if they are exposed,” said Dr. Christina Tan, state epidemiologist. “We urge everyone to check to make sure they and their family members are up to date on measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine and all other age-appropriate immunizations.”

If infected, symptoms could appear through January 14 and may include a rash, high fever and runny nose.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.