Friday, 19 April, 2019

New York City orders mandatory vaccines amid measles outbreak

Decoding The Single Most Effective Way To Get Rid Of Measles New York City threatens to close yeshivas over unvaccinated children
Celia Hoffman | 09 April, 2019, 22:54

Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot, announced a public health emergency related to the measles outbreak at a press conference Tuesday.

While de Blasio did not comment on the situation in Rockland, he said he is confident that New York City's emergency order is an appropriate use of power.

Neighborhood officials said the vast majority of Orthodox Jews in Williamsburg are vaccinated, but because the community is so tightly knit, just a small number of anti-vaxers is allowing this outbreak to grow.

"My children are more important to me than any money in the world", she said. Those found to be in violation of the order could face up to a $1,000 fine, officials said.

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).

Although measles was declared officially eliminated from the United States in 2000, outbreaks have occurred in five states this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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The outbreak in the area has been tied to a child who had not received the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and contracted the disease during a trip to Israel.

In March. a county in NY state declared a state of emergency following a measles outbreak.

"I understand that parents may be afraid of getting their children vaccinated", health commissioner Barbot said.

Experts insist vaccines are safe and necessary to protect the larger community from highly infectious diseases like measles, which can cause severe diarrhea, pneumonia and vision loss and can be fatal in some cases. "They have been spreading risky misinformation based on fake science", Dr. Barbot said in the statement.

A pregnant woman opposed to childhood vaccinations takes part in a demonstration after officials in Rockland County, a New York City suburb, banned children not vaccinated against measles from public spaces, in West Nyack, New York, U.S. March 28, 2019. "We stand with the majority of people in this community who have worked hard to protect their children and those at risk". Schools that don't comply face fines and closure.

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