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  • Ocean County measles outbreak continues to spread with 5 more cases

    Five more cases of the highly contagious disease were confirmed in Lakewood, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.

    The Lakewood measles outbreak continued to spread Tuesday as five more people were sickened by the highly contagious disease. 

    The latest report from the New Jersey Department of Health said were 11 confirmed cases of measles in Ocean County and that the newest patients may have exposed others while they were in the area.

    Those who visited...


  • 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.

    The 14 infected people range in age from 6 months to...


  • Jury clears Johnson & Johnson of liability in California talc cancer case

    A California jury on Wednesday cleared Johnson & Johnson of liability in a case involving a woman who alleged that the company’s talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused her cancer, the company said. The jury in Humboldt County Superior Court in Eureka, California rejected claims by Carla Allen who said that her mesothelioma, a tissue cancer closely linked to asbestos exposure, was caused by the company’s talc products, including Johnson’s Baby …