Tuesday , May 17 2022

Measles epidemic has reached 68 cases in New York


CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – New York officials approved 68 cases of measles in a province, which has made him the biggest pandemic in the state for years.

Journal News reported that Rockland County's pandemic stemmed from three groups of travelers from Israel and affected the Orthodox Jewish inhabitants of New Square, Monsey and Spring Valley.

Israel is currently experiencing an outbreak of measles with more than 1,500 confirmed cases and the death of a child.

Rockland health officials say the affected patients are a mixture of adults, young people and children. District authorities monitor schools to ensure that non-vaccinated children do not participate.

Measles is a highly contagious disease. Symptoms include high fever, cough, rash and red, watery eyes.

The largest measles outbreak in the state was in 58 cases, which were confirmed in 2013.

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