The first pap test of 2017 was scheduled for April 16 in New Jersey, but New Brunswick Health announced late Friday that the test had been postponed due to a high-risk case.
Health officials are urging anyone with a high risk for infection to return home.
In New Brunswick, doctors will test anyone who is considered at risk for a high, or “high-risk” risk of getting infected by exposure to HPV-16 or HPV-18, the main types of HPV in the cervix.
They are also asking anyone who has not yet been tested for the infection to come back and be tested at home.
“The state is not at this stage of testing for any other HPV-related health issues, but we are taking every precaution and the best medical advice we can to make sure this case does not recur,” said Dr. Robert Lipp, the New Brunswick health commissioner.
A case of cervical cancer was found in a New Jersey man in 2015.
The case was confirmed last year and no further cases have been reported.
New Brunswick Health said the patient had previously had two high-grade cases of HPV-17 and two cases of cervical HPV-19, and that he had had multiple Pap tests.
“We have been told that if he has no history of infections or any other serious issues with HPV that he will be considered for the Pap test,” said state health commissioner Mary Lou Youngblood.
“At this point, the only risk that we have is for a woman to get an HPV infection in her vagina.
But we have been very clear with our health care providers that this is not an uncommon occurrence and that they can manage this if they want.”
In New York, health officials said on Friday that there are two cases and two additional cases of high- and high-velocity HPV infections in New York state.
New York Health Commissioner Dr. Daniel Schwartz said the second case was detected in a woman who had been tested four years earlier.
“This is the first high-valence case of high velocity HPV infection that we’ve had in New Yorkers.
We do not have any information that any other patients have been exposed to the same HPV-1 virus, which is why we have not seen any additional cases in New Yorker,” Schwartz said in a statement.
The health department said that this type of HPV infection was rare in New Hampshire.
Health authorities in Maine, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington state said that they are investigating a case of a high case of HPV and a high HPV-2 infection in a man who had recently had three HPV tests.
In Vermont, Health Commissioner John Vickers said a woman had a Pap test in 2016, but it did not detect HPV-14, which was the high-tier HPV-13.
Vickers said it is not clear if the patient tested positive for HPV-15 or HPV 18.
The state health department is asking anyone with questions about their HPV status to contact the office of the state epidemiologist at 605-541-2623.
In Washington state, health authorities have reported two cases that tested positive in a mother and her two children.
The two people were tested in the past and both tested negative for HPV.
In Minnesota, health regulators said on Thursday that a woman in her 50s had been vaccinated for the HPV vaccine and her HPV test came back negative.
Minnesota Health Commissioner Scott Johnson said the two cases in Minnesota are unrelated and that there is no indication of any new cases.
“I think we are looking at a very unusual situation,” Johnson said.
“I think people need to make some health decisions, but I don’t think that’s at all a sign of any kind of outbreak.
It is an unusual situation.”
In Washington, a state health official said a patient with two high grade HPV infections was given a two-dose HPV vaccination at age 65.
The patient was screened for HPV before the vaccination and after it, and was found to have the highest level of HPV infections ever recorded in Washington.
The state health officials noted that the woman was at her home, which they believe was the right place to have an HPV test, and the vaccine was given there.
The Washington state health officer said there is little information about the HPV-vaccine, but that it should be administered safely and in a timely fashion.
“There are certain aspects of it that we can’t know at this point,” Johnson told reporters Friday.
If we find any additional information, we will share that with our state epidemiology office.”