He was joined by health officials who decried what they called "misinformation" spread by opponents of vaccination.
Speaking at a press briefing on the emergency declaration, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said people who remain unvaccinated in the affected area will face fines.
The CDC has said that in the decade before 1963 when a vaccine became available, almost all children got measles by the time they were 15 years of age and that an estimated 3 to 4 million people in the United States were infected each year.
Officials say 285 measles cases have been confirmed in NY since the beginning of the outbreak, the largest in the city since 1991. "There are nearly 300 cases already, overwhelmingly in Brooklyn", New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters Tuesday.
The Brooklyn outbreak is part of a broader resurgence in the USA, with 465 cases reported in 19 states so far this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
'You get phony, phony articles and studies, so yes, some people will fall for that, ' he said.
In New York City late previous year, the health department ordered yeshivas and childcare centres in the Orthodox Jewish community to keep out unvaccinated students.
Barbot cited a group of "anti-vaxxers" who are seeking to undermine the public health emergency. "They have been spreading unsafe misinformation based on fake science", Dr. Barbot said in the statement. "We stand with the majority of people in this community who have worked hard to protect their children and those at risk". We're talking about people's lives here.
Health officials ordered almost everyone in Williamsburg to be vaccinated for measles or face fines. Israel, for instance, also has a current measles outbreak. The disease is highly contagious among people who aren't vaccinated, and it kills about two to three children out of every 1,000 who get the disease.The letters from Lurie carry a similar message.
In a statement, de Blasio added that "there's no question that vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving".
"This is the epicentre of a measles outbreak that is very, very troubling and must be dealt with immediately", he said.
"And it's everybody's option to do what he wants".
"We're making clear that unvaccinated students will not be allowed in schools or day cares", de Blasio said. "We're hoping people will comply", Miranda said. "We have to stop it now", he said.
Another Jewish religious community, north of the city but with close ties to Brooklyn, has also seen a surge, with at least 166 cases since October. But over time, school-vaccination requirements - which the high court upheld in 1922 - became the centerpiece of public health officials' strategies to fight measles, mumps and other communicable diseases.
In an April 9 interview on WAMC with Alan Chartok, chief executive office of the Northeast Public Radio station, New York Governor Andrew Cumo said he thought the debate over parental rights to not vaccine their children against the right of the public to be protected would end up in the courts.
"Measles are highly risky and contagious", Councilmember Stephen Levin, whose district includes Williamsburg, told the Brooklyn Eagle.
People are infectious from five days before the onset of the rash to five days after the rash starts.
While the MMR vaccine is the safest and most effective method of prevent measles, it is only 97 percent effective, so population-wide immunity is a key component to protecting our most at risk New Yorkers from measles.
That was not surprising - Boeing suspended deliveries in mid-March after regulators around the world ordered the plane grounded. Many analysts believe the deliveries will only be delayed, not lost forever, unless airlines cancel orders for the plane.
Most of the children were unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. "We have to stop it now", De Blasio said on Tuesday in Brooklyn. New York City accounted for about two-thirds of all measles cases reported across the United States last week.
PGA Tour officials have since cancelled the final round of the Sanya Championship, the tournament becoming a 54-hole event. After the discovery of Irawan's body, Series-China made a decision to suspend the final round of the Sanya Championship.
Worldwide and domestic flights at Istanbul Airport are now being increased incrementally as of Saturday after its mega move. The planned further increases to an eventual capacity of 200 million would far exceed the world's other busy airports.
Willson Contreras' two-run homer in the sixth against Davies was unearned, and that was all Chicago could muster at the plate. The team has gone 1-7 since, sit 5.5 games out of first place, and have looked like a mediocre Triple-A team at times.
Boston has yielded double-digit runs three times , and its starting rotation has given up 43 earned runs in 40 1/3 innings. In his first start of the season against Seattle, he was tagged for four runs and didn't make it out of the third inning.
Neither Wozniacki nor Keys has won this season, continuing a curious trend on the WTA of a different victor each week. Keys had nine aces among her 29 winners and committed 17 unforced errors while dispatching Puig in 85 minutes.
For an ex-Flat horse, he's not a typical four-mile chaser, but he's got some appetite for racing with a great eye for jumping. For my whole yard and everyone involved it's unbelievable - you dream about this. "She knew more than I did - she was grand".
"It disappeared from radars ", the spokesman said, adding that a search for the plane is underway. No problems with the aircraft were reported before it went missing, NHK reported.
Facebook morally bankrupt, New Zealand privacy watchdog says
The Australian Parliament on Thursday passed some of the most restrictive laws about online communication in the democratic world. The platform has also been at the center of claims that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 USA presidential election.
Gas prices continue to rise nationwide
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Jordan Conroy blazes trail for Ireland Sevens glory
The All Blacks crashed out the cup race at the Hong Kong Sevens after a shock 14-12 loss to France in Sunday's quarter-final. The USA now lead the overall World Rugby Sevens Series standings with 131 points, ahead of Fiji by sevens points.
Activists Remove 40 Neglected Animals From Zoo in Gaza
Four Paws said 47 animals were successfully removed from the zoo in the Palestinian city of Rafah over the weekend. In 2004, Rafah Zoo, which is located in the southernmost part of the Gaza Strip, was nearly completely demolished.
Marvel Studios boss teases five-year plan for MCU
Feige indicated that it could be some time before the former Fox-owned Marvel characters, like the X-Men, show up in the MCU. He also said that plans will be revealed after "Spider-Man: Far From Home " is released in July.