Measles outbreak in Lakewood hits 14 cases as officials urge ‘crucial’ vaccinations


Ninety percent of people with close contact with an infected person will likely get the illness

As Lakewood’s confirmed measles cases rose to 14 this week, health officials warned the public that most of those not vaccinated will develop the illness.

A person who acquired measles while traveling internationally exposed others to the infection in Ocean County between Oct. 13 and Nov. 9, state officials have said.

“If you have been exposed, you are at risk if you have not been vaccinated or have not had measles,” the state health department said in a statement.

“Ninety percent of people with close contact