Officials: 6th case of the measles confirmed in New Jersey

Two more cases of measles have been confirmed in Lakewood Township, New Jersey as concerns grow in the Garden State.

The most recent cases bring the total number to six, with several more feared to have the disease.

Officials say the infected people may have exposed others to the disease while they were at sites in Lakewood between Oct. 25-31. The state health department considers this an outbreak of measles in the community.

Anyone who suspects they were exposed to the disease should call a health care provider before going to a medical office or emergency department so special arrangements can be made for an evaluation. This will also protect other people and medical staff from possible infection.

Measles is a highly contagious disease. Symptoms include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes.

In response to the outbreak Ocean Health Initiatives will be providing free measles vaccinations today from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.